Snorkelling and Fishing at Pelorus and Orpheus Islands near Lucinda About Townsville

Lucinda and the Palm Island Group which include Pelorus and Orpheus islands are the perfect distance from Townsville, our home town in North Queensland.  A journey there is long enough to give a going on holiday feel and short enough to arrive in 1.5 hours. This week the weather was perfect for an island trip, […]

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About Townsville – Plover on the Prowl at Lucinda

We are staying at a rental property in Lucinda on the coast near Halifax in North Queensland.  While Marty and his Dad were down at Dungeness prawning I was sitting out the front of the house trying to catch the odd breeze when along came this gorgeous bird.  He was hunting in the grass and […]

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Exploring the Elements or a Photography Challenge

Exploring the Elements is a photographic challenge issued by Thomas Cook. A post title that incorporates exploring and a photographic challenge is bound to appeal to a Travel Blogger and I am no exception. When Noel from Travel Photo Discovery nominated me for the challenge I happily started rummaging through my photo files. Without further […]

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About Townsville Alligator Creek Reflections

About Townsville? This is the first post under the banner of About Townsville which has replaced the old Tuesday in Townsville. I’m busy posting photos under the hashtag #AboutTownsville on Instagram, facebook and twitter. You can read previous posts under the banner of Tuesday in Townsville HERE. Hot and Humid Since the two recent Queensland cyclones have […]

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This Tuesday in Townsville we are Swimming in Paradise

Would you like to swim in Paradise? Yes? Then follow the Bruce Highway north from Townsville or South from Ingham and turn off at the Frosty Mango. Paradise Waterhole is a deep long pool situated in Big Crystal Creek. We like to swim in Paradise on Australia Day, the 25th January, but this year we were […]

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November 2013 – 2104 Budget Travel Talk

  It is hard to believe that we are well into the month of December.  The perfect to time to reflect on the year.  I’ve  made a coffee so why don’t you join me for a recap of our budget travels from November 2013 to November 2014. November 2013 We returned to Australia from Turkey […]

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Tuesday in Townsville at City Lane

City Lane opened in June 2014 and is labelled as Townsville’s first creative laneway project. Melbourne has the finest laneway culture in Australia and City Lane is meant to encapsulate that feeling. In the CBD to purchase some Yen for our first trip to Japan, we took the opportunity to check it out. Arriving via […]

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Tuesday in Townsville at the 2014 Glencore Greek Fest

Last Saturday (11th October) we had a blast at the Glencore Greek Fest at Riverway Townsville.  Having missed the event last year, nothing was going to stop us attending this time around. The Greek Fest is a sponsored event and the facilities were as usual excellent.  We first noticed workmen erecting the huge marquees and […]

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Tuesday in Townsville or Relaxing Wongaling Beach Style

It is no secret that Marty and I live in North Queensland, Townsville to be precise, and that we love all things beachy – boating, fishing, swimming, sandcastles, picnics, beach-combing… you name it. On a RECENT MINI-BREAK at Mission Wongaling Beach we enjoyed our favourite beachy pursuit – strolling.  Those long morning and afternoon strolls, gave us time […]

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Visit Townsville in Springtime

Townsville has exploded into Spring. Yesterday I took my camera and my dog for a walk down by the Ross River. The native bottlebrush trees had shed their workaday demeanour and dressed themselves in flowers.  Some surrounded their new flowers with a flush of pale green Spring leaves. These same trees have proven abilities to […]

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