It's a shame Spud is in Melbourne so late in the year. I'd be intrigued about his impression of the city if he was there during aussie rules season
one thing i have noticed is the lack of coverage...coming from northern QLD and reading the local townsville paper & the courier mail, which had atleadt 2 RLWC08 pages... the melbourne tabloid paper i read this morning had very little,less that 1/4 of a page, the rest was taken upo eith melbourne cup & cricket.....the AGE did have a double page spread..but most of it was taken up with a layout of the potential teams...and only had a few coloum inches if write up about the game..
as for AFL.....i actually don't mind AFL....infact i'm going to the international rules game @ the G in friday night..(BUT I'M ONLY GOING BECAUSE IT'S AT THE MCG)
Did you go to the Great Barrier Reef while in Townsville?
funny story about that............i have a healthy respect for things that could kill me while in the sea..sharks, box jelly fish...and all that....now i arrived in townsville on the monday and went right to the REEFHQ aqaurium, had a look at all the local "nasties"....gee'd myself up for a couple of day and said right,thats it,i'm going in the sea............so i head off towards townsville beach,on the way i buy a paper,the townsville bulletin, on the front page, "3.5M SALTIE PETROLLING BEACH BETWEEN TOWNSVILLE & MAGNETIC ISLAND......."....WELL F**K THAT I THOUGHT
and went for a swim in the pool the 1962 olympic swimming used to train in..
toobruk pool or something? either way it cost me $2.50