hill climb, sunset, latte
After work Pip picked up Paige (link to Paige’s blog) and I and we went into Townsville to climb castle hill. Hill is a bit deceiving because at nearly 300 meters it is less than a meter short of a mountain. It is a giant granite monolith, and is dab smack in the center of the city. From the top you can see Magnetic Island, the Coral Sea, the city of Townsville, and surrounding country side. Because of our time of day we also were able to take in a sunset. I’m not sure if it was the endorphins from the climb, the beautiful weather here in winter, or the view but from the top of the hill; I felt as if I hadn’t a care in the world.
Pip got a call that her son was sick so rather than hike down we ran. Actually I can best describe it as a controlled fall. It was exciting bounding from rock to rock. Truth be told I had a hard time keeping up with Pip and Paige.
Paige and I wandered through the night market on the Strand, and then went to the sweatshop for an amazing latte.