We just got home from a lovely trip to Townsville! Ka's Pop was turning 80 and as such we flew up to celebrate with the family. We stayed in the same hotel as Ka's parents and sister on the "Strand" which is a long street facing the water like an esplanade. From the strand there are views of the Port of Townsville and Magnetic island too! Upon our arrival to the hotel, Ka's parents had a surprise for us! It was an all-terrain motorised skateboard! Ka and I were speechless, it's incredibly fast and can travel up to 20km on one charge! Very cool!
The following day we took a day trip to Magnetic island which was absolutely beautiful. The ferry across to the island was only about 15 minutes. Upon our arrival we rented a car to get us to the other side of the island where we spent most of our day. I wish I had taken some photos but Ka and I were having too much fun kayaking out to a cove with a little private beach and back.
Later that evening everybody congregated to what was a very special event! It was a lovely birthday party and I had the opportunity to meet most of Ka's extended family which was great!
It was such an awesome little getaway. I really want to spend more time on Magnetic island soon!