13.11.2010 - 23.12.2010
As we became more comfortable in our environment & routines we found the weeks turn to months & went through roller coasters of emotion, particularly as my sales fluctuated drastically so I was glad when my boss Sam decided to send us on a weeks roadtrip to Mount Isa. The 5-6 hour journey passed quickly & we soon turned into the caravan park on the edge of town. It was a hot 40+ degrees in the barren, dustbowl, the places’ only purpose serving as a mining town, built on the slopes & valleys of the the desert along northwest Queensland & the Northern Territory.
Work was hard but people were easier to talk to so the sales flowed easier (especially as they had a lot of money to spend). The evenings were spent swimming in the pool & lazing around in the caravans swigging beer elated from working in the field. Because of this we returned to Townsville refreshed, if knackered, & pumped for a few weeks.
Coupled with the success I also had a fun day on the nearby Magnetic Island with Vicky, Justin & Becky for Vicky’s birthday hiring a 4 by 4 & driving across on the ferry to the lush, tropical place with few roads. There was only one real direction we could drive as the other was too treacherous even for a 4 wheel drive so we followed the dirt road uphill through a couple of small villages & down the other side round to the touristy Picnic Bay where we joined others in a picnic. Other than the tourists milling around it was a peaceful place & really relaxing but even the handful of pubs & restaurants would not be enough to keep us there longer than a day so after a short trek we drove back ready for anything.