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The Strand

The Strand is the section of beach in Townsville.  There is 5 sections of short beach and a rock pool (filtered ocean water so no stingers) at the end.  We like to catch a bus and hang out there sometimes, doing some of our reading and schoolwork there instead of dorm rooms.  Of course, doing schoolwork for very long always leads to silliness, and we often have a camera on hand so here you go (amy took most of the pictures, since me and Lindsey were usually too 'bizzy' being dumb).  There are also some interesting video clips I will have to put up somewhere.  Yes, people did occasionally stare at us, laugh, ask what we were doing, or say they wanted to do the same.  One guy even said we should get permits and be human art exhibits, we were more interesting than the art that was around.

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lindsey and me doing bridges

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me doing a handstand

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me and lindsey doing headstands

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lindsey doing a handstand against the tree

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some strange Strand art (you call that art? i call it a poorly done toilet papering job)

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all of the different yowies (not sure why its on this page, oh well, why not)


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me playing with some yowies

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me doing a headstand and being weird

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me hugging a palm tree

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me being weird, me and lindsey were pretending to be military type people, crawling on ground etc.

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so i guess i've become a tree hugger (at least for palm trees, they're just so huggable)

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me after coming down from a headstand for awhile

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lindsey hugging the tree (its catchy)


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me being a superhero that has just crash landed into a tree

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seagulls and an ibis

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lindsey standing on rock, staring into space


jeff-on-palm.jpg (20574 bytes)

jeff trying to climb the tree but ending up hugging it

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lindsey doing a bridge

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sailboats-in-the-water.jpg (25170 bytes)

sailboats (also background pic)


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little purple crab on the rocks by the beach

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looking down first section of beach

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looking back towards palms

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plumeria tree (i want to grow some, they are pretty and smell great!)

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a single plumeria flower

rock-pool-at-the-strand.jpg (43298 bytes)
rock pool
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little playground section (they have these and workout stations all along sidewalk of Strand)

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beach report sign

This background is a picture I took of sailboats in the ocean straight out from the Strand.  Magnetic Island can be seen to the left side of it.

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