Today I finally climbed Castle Hill! First Renee and I visited some employment agencies, and then I went to the beach, and then I spontaneously decided to climb Castle Hill after I'd been talking about climbing it for the past days I decided it was about time to actually do so.
It was quite a hard climb, especially on my thongs (australian for flip-flops, do you call them that?) and especially since I chose the adventurous path (goat-track) instead of the normal one. But when I was up there, it was really worth it. It was sooo amazing! I was just in time for the sunset and it was so beautiful to watch the sun going down over Magnetic island. (Which is truly magnetic, my camera is constantly drawn to it as you can judge by the amount of pictures I took of Maggie).
Happy birthday Papa!
Today we had our "application day". Renee and I went to the internet cafe and printed about 30 resumes. Then we visited several shops and restaurants to apply for a job... Hope we'll find something!
In the evening I met with Ben, and Renee met with Sam and afterwards we met together. It is so great that the 4 of us are getting along so well, it couldn't be any better!
Visited Maggie (Magnetic Island) today! The 3 of us hired scootered and crossed around the island. We even made a (3h) walk from Radical Bay to Arthur Bay. At Fort circuit which was on the way, we relaxed on the rocks there and you had a beautiful view over the bay (pictures!). On the way there we saw our first wild koala!!!! When I took the picture I could get so close I could have touched it! It was a beautiful day.
Today we had a BBQ with Peter and met his little daughter Tiana (6) and Tilly, a friend of hers. It was so cute to watch these 2 little girls play in the garden, they made us some beautiful drawings, did a show for us, and were very keen on learning dutch words... that was lots of fun! The food was really great and it was a very cosy afternoon/ evening.
After the BBQ Renee and I went out to meet Ben & Sam again, that was really nice too. We couldn't make it too late, because we were plenning to visit Magnetic Island (island 8km from Townsville) early next morning.
Quite hungover today, didn't make it to the beach as planned after all... In the end I went by myself for about 2 hours to at least feel like I have done something! I guess we are really starting to need a job now, otherwise we'll just be hanging around on the beach all the time, which is great of course, but it's not why we're here...
Tomorrow we will probably go and climb Castle Hill, which is a really prominent hill around which Townsville is built, it's beautiful! And we might play some tennis too, really hope so because I've been missing it... Monday we will probably go to the Billabong sanctuary to see some australian animals from nearby! Keep you updated, lots of hugs!
Today was one more common day in Townsville, lying on the beach and from there making phonecalls to find a job... That just sounds sooo spoilt...What a life this is!!
In the evening we went to the cinema to see Mr & Mrs Smith (probably shouldn't be writing everytime we go and see a movie, seems as though that's all we do...) The movie was great though, really exciting! Then Renee & I went to the disco and had lots of fun, we also met 2 really nice and funny australian guys, we will be meeting them again on the beach tomorrow...
Today I went to the beach again, beautiful!! When I had lunch I met Peter, the owner of the kiosk over there and chatted a little bit with him. That was really nice, I told him about our travelling and that we're looking for a job now. Than he said that he was looking for someone new to work at his kiosk!! Found a job... The down side though, is that it's just one job and that wouldn't be fair to Renee... Same reason why the job at the horseriding farm didn't work out after all, they just had one vacancy,... apparently it just wasn't meant to be... But Peter said that he knows a lot of people here and will help us find a job!
Then I got a phonecall from Renee and Daniel that they arrived inTownsville!!! Peter gave me a ride to the Transit centre, and there we met again, it was really good to see them again... I then showed them around Townsville a little and they both really liked it here too, so we will definetely be staying longer here.
After that we went to see Peter at the kiosk and had a drink at his place. That was so cosy, we talked for hours and had a great night. This weekend we'll have a BBQ at his place.