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Saturday 25 July and Sunday 26 July

The weather is still a sunny and warm 28 degrees.

On Saturday we met John and Chris for a light lunch at Bogarts on the Strand. After lunch John and Chris headed off to Ayr to see daughter Chace appear in a Cabaret. David and Di went for a walk up to the Kissing Point Battery which has recently been re-developed at the northern end of the Strand. The Battery was established in the 1890s for the defence of northern Australia, but by 1911 was deemed obsolete.

On Sunday we had lunch again with John and Chris, but this time at their apartment. We had a prawn starter and coral trout for the main course – not really a trout but excellent eating all the same. After lunch it was back to the caravan park to start packing up as we a moving on again tomorrow.


Bogart's Restaurant on the Strand.


Townsville's Strand Waterfront.


Live Cattle Transport loading at Townsville.


Looking north from Kissing Point.


Magnetic Island from Townsville.


Di at Kissing Point.


One of the guns at Kissing Point.


Aus - US Memorial established for the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea.


Townsville Port from Kissing Point.


6 inch Armstrong coastal defence gun at Kissing Point.


31st Battalion memorial at Kissing Point.


Memorial inspired by the Australian Army Rising Sun Badge.

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