After talking to Renee and Daniel I decided to move on from Airlie Beach towards Bowen to go and find us a (fruitpicking?) job there. The two are stuck in Bundaberg because the car broke down and it can only be repaired on tuesday... Once it is fixed they will come this way and we'll meet again.
I was there in Bowen and after a few phonecalls I had actually found a job, tomatoe picking. The hostel I would stay in was an hour from town and there was no regular transport, the guy on the phone told me to do groceries for a week!!! I didn't feel to well abou staying at some remote hostel and be stuck over there. I than remembered what the english guys had told me the night before about the tomatoe picking they had done in Bowen, really hard work, bad pay and not really worth it. After a short round in Bowen with lots of men whistling at me and staring, I decided I didn't want to stay in Bowen anymore. Luckily a Greyhound bus arrived about an hour later and the driver agreed to let me on it (without reservation), I was so relieved to leave Bowen....
I had decided to go to Townsville and look for a job over there. I arrived 3 hours later, found a hostel and went into town. It actually is a really nice little city built around Castle hill, with a lot of palm trees and 320 days of sunshine a day, yep, that's my kind of city!! I looked around a few shops and met 2 dutch girls there, Marlies and Tamara. We than decided to walk to the beach because we hadn't seen it yet, it's supposed to be the cleanest beach of Australia, and it is really beautiful. We then had dinner together and it was a really cosy evening.
Today all I did was trying to look for a job, open an australian bank account, collected my mail and went to the beach. In the evening I met an australian guy and talked to him for a couple of hours, really interesting. Travelling alone has been really easy so far, at first I was kind of scared and nervous, but meanwhile I am more comfortable on my own and have less difficulties strating a conversation with other people. Tomorrow evening(or at latest on thursday) Renee and Daniel will be coming though, really looking forward to that, we'll have so much to tell each other!