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Monsoon on Maggie Island

I’ve always had this picture that there is always beautiful weather in Australia. Obviously, this image has been rudely wiped from my mind, having spent three months living and working in Melbourne, where the city tagline is ‘four seasons in one day’ but that’s fine. 2,059 more words


Magnetic Island

The Arcadian village bays, Alma and Geoffrey, face east and south respectively into Cleveland Bay and are home to a community of around 250 residents. Arcadia is one of only 4 communities on Magnetic Island with a combined population totalling approximately 2,300. 758 more words

Alma Bay

More Islands and So Much Danger (Part Eight)

February 21st – February 24th

The last few days have been interesting to say the least. We’re coming to the end of our road trip and are trying to make the most of the time we have left, but we seem to have spent more time planning the rest of our trip in McDonalds, than actually getting around to doing things. 1,612 more words


Magnetic Attraction

Magnetic Island is firmly in the Australian tropics, reached via ferry ($33 return, plus $2 for an all-day unlimited buss pass – definitely recommended, as the same thing costs $7 on the island) from Townsville – about 220 miles (350km) south of Cairns. 553 more words


32. Drive-In Saturday

Our next destination was the intriguingly named Magnetic Island. It turned out that it was named so due to Captain Cook’s compass going faulty as he went past, which he attributed to the rocks on the island. 906 more words


Aunty Adder Addled my Step

Sneaky little devil almost cut my serene weekend on Magnetic Island short. Death adders are famous for not getting out of your way (even though, compared to them, you are a big lumbering monster) and for having a rather nasty bite. 83 more words