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The Townsville Spot Where You Can Chill AND Feed Turtles

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The Townsville Spot Where You Can Chill AND Feed Turtles

Going to Uni at JCU in Douglas meant I was only ever a short walk to Ross River which offers so much more than just a pretty view. 

A trip to 'the river' back in 2009 meant walking along the path with a box of Shapes and a beach towel in hand for an afternoon at the pontoon. 

A few years on life is a lot busier and 'the river' isn't as close but the memories are still there! 

My fiance and I made the drive over to the pontoon and it is exactly what a busy mind needs...peacefulness, a beautiful view, and turtles. Yes, turtles. 

These little guys (actually they're pretty big from all the bread they get fed) venture to the surface regularly for a nibble of whatever you're offering.  

With some bread slices in hand, I was looked upon quite favourably by the Ross River residents as I tore each piece down to bite sizes. 

The next time you need 'a break from it all', drive down to the Townsville & JCU Rowing Club, set yourself up on the bridge and take in the scenery and the cute critters.