Friday, November 28, 2008

Townsville, Queensland, Australia - October, 2008

Kaylene & Aidan’s 1st home, built this year in
Dumbella Steet in the suberb of Derrragan,
on the outskirts of Townsville,
on the main road north.
– they moved in September & we arrived two weeks later
(when all the hard work was done!!)
The subdivision is being built in stages,
when we visited they were the only people
in their street.

They have a large covered outdoor area,
with fans to help circulate the air.
The summer temperatures are always in the
mid 30 degrees or higher with high humidity as well.

The interior of their home is just lovely -
four bedrooms, open plan living all done
out in cool colours. The living area floors are
tiled, but carpet is used in the bedrooms

(Who is that taking a snooze on the Ottaman?)

The two photo’s below were taken at sunset
in the unfinished subdivision
after a bushfire nearby.

This tree is in the unfinished subdivision......

The Ross River runs through Townsville, and is
dammed upstream to supply water to the city.

A beautiful river, with walkways meandering alongside it.
In season the water lilies are awesome,

(they were just opening when we were there),
But always, the turtles can been cute.....

We were taken up the coast to Port Hinchington
for lunch at the Marina there,

And visited the Aquarium in Townsville,
both well worth a visit.....

Aidan & Kaylene have a great outdoor area –
our friends, Aileen & Terry called in on their
way from Port Douglas to Airlee Beach.

Aidan cooked a scrummy BBQ breakfast for us all.

Aidan is also a master at making Margaritas.......

....and a non alcholic one for Doug :(

The Strand, the beach area of
Townsville, a place that has many
Restaurants, cafes, accommodation,
children play areas, swimming pool & lovely beaches
– a very pleasant area to visit.
Situated behind this area is Castle Rock,
where a superb view of Townsville can be seen.

Aidan & Kaylene took us to a rainforest about an hours
drive north & inland from Townsville, the weather,
once we arrived there was very misty,
we were in the clouds. We took a walk through
the forest to a lookout – on a clear day a lovely
view to the coast can be seen, not today though.

Kaylene & Aidan walking the track ......

Looking upwards......

Misty.....buttress roots (below)

On our drive out of the rainforest we stopped at this
very old bridge.....while we were poking around
under the bridge & around the pools

Doug found this snake, approx a metre long -
much excitement, but cautiously
viewed from a distance!! However, he didn’t
take any notice of us, and slithered away.


Anonymous said...

Love the misty Buttress roots, I thin that is a winner.
Ross River photos are very good as well.
Great way of showing off family photos, and holidays.
Keep the good work up.

Anonymous said...

Great Lorraine
Think it is all great