That a bit of a distance - like a 10 hour drive? Queensland is my favorite state! It's morning there now, right? It's evening here, going to get dark soon. For some reason I have trouble wrapping my brain around that. Do you ever get to the coast? I have friends who traveled from Brisbane up the countryside northward and they kept saying that the snakes jump out on you from the trees and then laughing hysterically. I never got the joke haha!
Yes, it's about half past 10 on tuesday morning here. I have a sick little person laying around on my lap - hence all the time to be posting this morning!
I grew up in Brisbane, which is on the coast, so we get there pretty often, and we ususally spend a couple of weeks at the beach once a year. It's about a 3 hour drive to the coast from here. We tend to travel at about 100km/hr, so a 1300km drive would take at least 13 hours, plus breaks. I've been to Townsville once - it's a beautiful place. High heat and humidity, though, so no good for cake!
There are a lot of poisonous species of snakes and spiders and jellyfish and other things here, but you actually don't come across them very often. But it's a bit of a running joke that poisonous creatures will leap out at you from every nook and cranny in Australia. Especially told to nervous tourists - so maybe that was the joke?