Day 10 – Bamaga to Thursday Island– 80 nautical miles – no driving!!

Today we headed across to gorgeous Thursday Island … no dusty, bumpy roads today … just a pretty wet and bumpy ferry trip across the 80 nautical miles to the island.

Had a quick tour around the island and then headed to lunch at the lovely Tagai State College.  What a fantastic bunch of kids and a great introduction into the Melanesian culture complete with fantastic feast for lunch and dancing and songs from the great kids.

Thursday Island is just stunning, really remote and just so gorgeous.  Shame you can’t swim there … just too many things in the water that don’t want us in there!

Back to the mainland to get ready for the Melanesian themed gala dinner.  Congratulations to the 2012 “Spirit of the Bash” winners “The Spartans”.  A very popular and well-deserved win!

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