Townsville is a very charming little burgh set in between the Pacific Ocean and Mounts.
A quiet and peaceful place where you might expect everyone to be outside from sunshine to sunset, wearing outdoor clothing all year long. Nope.
Beaches are empty, the sea is empty, the sea water swimming pool is empty – even closed actually.
So bay watchers don’t have much to watch. Though, threat is everywhere.
Jelly fishes, locally called stingers, are numerous in those hot waters and kill with no doubt.
There are vinegar bottles everywhere, to put on your jelly fish wounds. Its makes the pain less terrible…
In addition to this deadly Queensland threat, another one: the sun.
North Queensland is regarded as the skin cancer capital of the world. Sad ranking.
So, finally, yesterday, I went to the chlorine swimming pool. Safer.
Why is it named Tobruk ? Opened in 1950, it is a tribute to the Australian soldiers who died during the siege of Tobruk, in the Libyan desert, in 1941.
Tomorrow, I’ll see the fishes again… At the aquarium… Safer…