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Magnetic Island

After the nightbus and short ferry journey we arrived on Magnetic bright and early.

Once at our accommodation which we got to at 7.30am we were told we couldnt check in until 11 so we kipped in the bar for a couple hours like ín true 'traveller' style.

The hostel was really nice and was situated on the beach there isn't really a town on the island so all amentities were provided at the hostel.

We had a free afternoon of Kayaking, so we took up the offer eventhough no one else was in the sea due to the choppiness. The Kayak bloke said the sea here was pretty safe but if we did see a shark to jab it between the eyes with the paddle (he was being serious). Ash kept capsizing and each time had a mad panic to get back on the Kayak before he was the victim of Jaws.

The next day we hired a little 4x4 with Mark our roomy and Karen and Hayley the two Canadians who had just arrived. Luckily for us the car was manual so girls didnt want to and couldnt drive it, phew. With a cd player in the car Furzey played the new streets album (fake from Bali) to which the Canadians thought was hilariously bad.

In the car we visited a few beaches but everytime we got out of the car it seemed to start raining. However we did manage some snorkelling and a walk up to the fort on the hill which had a really good view.

That night we took part in what we thought was going to be a normal pub quiz. We were wrong!! Our team comprised us two geniuses, mark and the Canadians (obviously the weakest link). After the first round we only had two questions wrong, one of which was "what was the final score of the rugby world cup fibal 2003"? An easy question you would think for Furzey but he didnt have a scooby. Anyway we were still joint top with 5 other teams.

Next came the physical round, with no idea what this comprised we nominated Hayley to represent us. It turns out the to progress to next round you had to accumulate various items. During the round a chair was taken away and the last to return was out. The were various rounds and succeeded in the first 5 or 6. One of the rounds was get 3 pairs of trousers, so Ash, Furzey and MArk were stood in the bar along with most of the blokes in our boxers. Another was get someone with a scar which Furzey passed with flying colours. We were eventually disqualified when the quiz master judged that 3 pairs of thongs (flip flops)didnt count as shoes.

The quiz was hilarious and the quiz master even more so. He asked an Asian lad if his name was like the noise of a can being kicked down the road - tin tang tong and repeatedly called him this eventhough his name was James. And a abused a large girl who gave up her thong. So un PC but hilarious.

After a few more token questions came the party trick round. The group of ozzy girls decided to neck a scooner (half pint) on a naked human pyramid. Mark, representing us walked on his hands and put us through to the final, good effort! However he was outdone by a lad who was going to set his leg on fire put it behind his head and neck a scooner. With his leg doused in deodrant he got as far as setting his leg on fire. What a half wit! We ending up doing reasonably well in the quiz but didnt win.

Slighly hungover we got the ferry and bus to Airle beach with mark.

Posted by furzechase 23:52 Archived in Australia Tagged events

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