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During my travels, my compensation for free accommodation for one night, was for me to write a daily travel diary. Of how I got to my next location, the people who would host me, the food I was offered and everything else. Below you find the archives of the highly extensive reports. Know that English is not my native language and most reports were written at high speed around midnight. Enjoy.

Sunday, 19 May 2002
Townsville --> Magnetic Island, Australia

From Julie's place in Townsville we both got on the ferry to Magnetic Island, a wonderful place to live and to stay for a while. I am probably not leaving before the laptop has arrived and that might take a while ;-(
Two thirds of Magnetic Island is national park featuring huge strands of eucalyptus trees and abundant wildlife, including koalas, wallabies, kangaroos and varied birdlife. There are 23 beaches and bays with golden sand; some not even easily accessible. There are nearly 25 km of walking tracks so its easy to find one suitable for my level of fitness.

I like it here!