on the first day, we spent most of it taking a little tour of townsville and enjoying the strand - it's a beach with cafes, shops and a walking path with piers and what not. pretty cool.
anne LOVED the water!
then, we did something, in all of our times we have been to townsville, jim and i have never done! there is, what i would like to call, a mountain in the middle of the city - called castle hill. we decided to drive up it to see what's at the top. on our way up, there were literally hundreds of people using this mountain of a road for exercise! it was 2.9 k up to the top, but imagine walking/running a little over 1.5 miles on a 10 degree incline - that's what this would be like.
anyway, once we got to the top i was so amazed at what we had been missing. the views were incredible, providing 360 degree views of the city!
i love finding new things... a huge thanks to anne and tom for suggesting it!