Due East to Magnetic Island
Trip Start Jan 17, 2008
186Trip End Jun 30, 2009
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On our first night , we headed over to Horseshoe Bay on the north coast so we could have a bite to eat. Unfortunetly as the bus turned the corner, we were flagged down by some motorists, there had been crash involving a moke, which is an electric car stroke buggy, hired by tourists to get about the island. The accident was quite serious, and we were held up for 2 hours on the top of the hill while the firies (fireman) and the ambo (ambulance) worked hard to set them free. Australians love to abbreviate words. They even scrambled a helicopter, but after encircling us a few times, it eventually went away. As a result, the bus eventually arrived at Horseshoe bay shortly after 8pm. Unfortunately, for some annoying reason, most restaurants and cafes stop serving food at 8pm, so we were sent packing from most as they were like, how dare you come to eat at our crappy pub after 8. There was one place that was willing to give us a table, it was the most expensive place on the small strip, though we had a lovely dinner, Daniella had a lamb shank and Jon had pork crackling, also we saw possums climbing on the tables trying to eat the the leftover food. We learnt our lesson that on Magnetic Island , it is difficult to get food after 8pm, and the island is not exactly party town.
But we enjoyed some lovely nature the next day as we walked up to the fort, where there were WW2 fortifications built to defend Australia from the threat of Japanese invasion
After the fort, we chilled on the beach reading our books, before heading back to Magnums, with the intention of catching up on some blog writing. I put about 6 pounds of change in the machine, but when I left the computer inactive for about 2 minutes, it ended my session, meaning that I lost not only about a fiver, but also lost of my writing. I cursed the stupid machine, but the jobsworth on reception pointed to the small print on the poster, saying that if you leave your computer inactive, your session is ended and there will be no refunds. But Daniella kicked up a fuss with the manager the next day and got our money back. Well done babe!
We had a quiet dinner at Magnums, before watching the toad racing