Ok, i finally got around to uploading some pictures. Bear in mind we took about 600 so this is a very small sample!
The family on top of 'Wild Horse Mountain'. Beth was most upset that the wild horses were historical and not there to ride. After a 700m walk that rose 160m, so was i!
Beth at the water playground in Townsville. Australia has the BEST public facilities - we found 3 or 4 of these pools/playgrounds, all really well done, and all free to the public. In case you can't guess, she's using the water cannon - with delight!
Caleb on top of Castle Mountain, in Townsville. It was a popular walking spot, and an awesome sunset.
Isaac on Trinity Beach, just north of Cairns. The locals reckoned it was too cold for the wildlife to be an issue (crocs, sharks etc) but it was pretty warm for us!
Caleb holding a python. We were going to do the wildlife experience thing, but then found a local bar/cafe that did family lunches: Kids eat free, and the have snakes, lizards, baby crocs, owls and cockatoos to pat and hold (supplied by the local zoo). It was awesome (and a good feed.)
Beth on the pier at Hervey Bay. It goes out 800m, and she took the opportunity to pose. I am going to lock her away when she reaches 15.
There were cocnuts all over the shore at Mission Bay, so i had to prove my manly prowess and open one. It took about 30 minutes, and tasted pretty foul, but the kids were impressed and i felt a sense of achievement. Sad, i know.
Caleb about to hit the water. Our last stop was a camping ground in Cairns, and this was the pool. Unfortunately the water was only a little above freezing for some reason, but the kids still spent hours in it every day!