So while down in Townsville, although we pretty much just stuck to the place we were staying on The Strand (who wouldn't), we did head off for a bit of site seeing.
On the Friday Sis G had wrangled a day off work and took us out to Crystal Creek.
We only went to Big Crystal Creek, there is Small Crystal Creek as well.
It is about now that I must confess that despite how often I have been to Townsville in the past, I'd never actually made it to these gems of places. I actually don't think I realised they existed. Obviously I didn't research that well. I was too busy going for other reasons, like to see a certain Mr Sparky.
We had worn the appropriate clothing and brought the towels as well.
It seems we weren't the only ones who had the same idea on that warm winter day.
I just couldn't get over how clear the water was ... you certainly wouldn't want to be skinny dipping.
Of cause when we arrived we had to do the photo taking. What you can't see is that on the edge of every photo is people or evidence of people. I wonder how many people hang here in Summer?
We were itching to get in but were feeling a little chicken, knowing what fresh water temps are usually like. We were assured by an elderly gent who passed us on his way out that is wasn't cold, like he thought it would be ... beautiful in fact.
So after hanging in the sun far too long, and wanting to get in before, well before the end of the year, we all got ready to brave that lovely clear looking water.
Well, truthfully, I acted chicken a little longer, covering it with photo taking.
By the way, that gent lied. It was chilly to say the least. Where was he from anyway, Antarctica?
I am sure we entertained other with our stalling tactics and teasing, actually I know we did from the smiles on the faces of the people on the rocks beside where we were attempting to get in gracefully and not fall flat on our faces ... or butts on the slippery rocks.
|Sis G and Bro S|
It was lovely though, once you were wet and sitting on a rock in the sun ... refreshing even.
By the time we got back to the car we could have even gone for another dip.
Now next stop, and pretty close by, was to say hi to a giant grinning mango.
Not really, we were there for the ice-cream but the giant mango outside the Frosty Mango did see us having a bit of photo and selfie fun.
|G and Bro S|
|Mum and Bro S|
For someone who didn't want to (not feeling 100%), Bro S certainly got in on the fun.
|One had the bow tie and the other the mustache, how classy.|
Do you get up to a lot of tom foolery with family?
We certainly do!
Would you brave the chilly waters on a not chilly at all winter day?