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Labor Day Weekend

So yeah I know, it may seem weird seeing a post about my Labor Day weekend in the middle of May, but things are a bit different here in Australia.  Either way, we still had off school on Monday, so I wasn’t complaining.  Since we had a bit of an extended weekend, Jules and I decided to be a bit spontaneous.


The home of the North Queensland Cowboys

On Friday, we decided it was time to see our first Cowboy’s game.  For those of you not from Townsville, the Cowboy’s are North Queensland’s rugby league team.  The shuttles to get there were a bit of a hassle, but it was definitely worth it.  I’m not going to lie, these guys made NFL players look like a bunch of babies.  It was a great game, with the Cowboys beating the St. George Dragons 30-6.

The next day, we chose to once again visit Magnetic Island.  So Saturday morning, we hopped aboard the ferry and headed on over.  Saturday, we figured it would be best to just relax and enjoy the weather.  We climbed around on some boulders, did some swimming, and sat on the beach.  Overall, it was a great day.

The next day, we picked up some snorkeling gear and headed over to Arthur Bay.  Arthur Bay isn’t accessible by the main road, so it’s fairly secluded.

We grabbed one of the few other people there to take a picture for us.

Although there weren’t as many types of coral as compared to the Great Barrier Reef, the visibility here was a bit better since the weather was nice.

You can’t get much clearer than that!

Since we were on our own time, and had pretty much all day, we were free to see what we wanted to see.

Jules trying to poke some fish…

One of the fish I was creeping on

Aside from the occasional jellyfish sting, (of course on the one place we didn’t have covered, our faces)  it was amazing.

Some of my favorite fish

After a long day of snorkeling, we headed back to Geoffrey Bay to feed the Rock Wallabies.  I know I may have put up some pictures of these guys the last time I went to Magnetic Island, but I can’t resist including some more.

He’s smiling!

He was a keen little guy

Unfortunately, at the end of the day, we had to head back home for school.  Finals are quickly approaching, so I guess it’s probably time to start studying.  We’ll see if I have time for some adventures in between tests.