It was nice to dock at a harbour and get a bus into town, especially as we had a friendly local guide, on the way in, telling us about the town. After a couple of days at sea, it was a nice change to go into town to stretch our legs.
We were dropped off at the tourist information centre, where we were met by even more local guides to help us familiarise our selves with the town.
We crossed the road and as we logged on to the free Wi-Fi, a local dance group entertained everyone with a few dances. I decided to sketch them, but looking at the sketch, if any of them ever see it, I must apologise, as I made the mainly female group look like men! As my excuse, they were all in black and wearing bowler hats!
After finding a drink, as the heat was quite extreme here we set off to go down to the seafront. Here, as in a lot of the places we visited, the bathing area was partitioned from the sea for safety reasons; those pesky killer Jellyfish again, and there was also a nice Lagoon area with man made waves. Again as we didn't have our costumes, we could only watch people cooling off. Also, in this case you had to pay to enter and we didn't have much time to enjoy the facilities.
;We wandered further and went into a small park overlooking the coast here we came across several Aborigines for the first time on our trip, relaxing in the shade.
Unfortunately, we had to leave early as they were closing some of the roads, as the Commonwealth Games Torch was coming through the town later that day and crowd were expected.
We enjoyed our visit and even saw the town's answer to the decorated cows and elephants, that we had seen displayed for charity, around many cities in the UK.