Tuesday 17th September - AyrDown to 18.1 and back up to 30.7. Clive went off for a walk around town this morning while I slept. It's quite a small town with the sugar mill being the biggest employer by far. Besides the mill there is a convenience store, hair dresser, pub, bowls club and police station with about half a dozen empty shops. Seems the last one to close was a fish and chip shop that shut in March this year. There is also a primary school, with the majority of houses on the other side of the railway line. Maybe there are more shops there? Seeing as we don't have to be out by 10am and Townsville is about 50km away we left late and got to the Tourist and Lifestyle Village Park about 2pm. Talk about sardine city as we are packed in pretty tight. We are on a corner block which seems to give us a bit more privacy but Clive put up both the end privacy screens as well. Townsville has the military bases up here and we have the fight jets flying overhead. We saw on the news the other night that some training is going on and they will be here for two weeks. This park was once very large and what they have now done is built and over 50's village on about two thirds of it. A good way to ensure on-going income as there appear to be quite a few permanent on site vans here too.