S(h)ipping Reporter, relaxing on a 10-day cruise aboard the luxury yacht Hesperus , is planning a stunt in which he will invade Townsville and rename it Snoozeville because of the epic Magnetic Island pictures on the wall cock up .
Early morning scene at Magnetic Island shows launch Adrenalin picking up passengers to experience the thrill of diving on the wreck of the SS Yongala which sank during a cyclone in 1911.
Heading out to the open sea with towering cloud making a striking background , the launch left behind the embarrassing, long running wreck of the Welcome to Magnetic Island wall of banners placed about "the hole " near the ferry terminal,all these pics taken January 30.
Incredibly , the Townsville media has not picked up this banner / hole story which has been running for months , including the key festive season; the Townsville City Council and Townsville Enterprise which had a big PR hand in the production and erection of the banners, were made aware of the ripping , collapsing and blowing in the wind but remained mute , have not been able to rectify the situation, arrange a daily check to make running repairs, remove the decaying bodies of ripped fauna , hose down the rancid smashed avocado.
It is a similar situation to this blog repeatedly pointing out the neglect of key monuments in the city which reflects poorly on assorted authorities, the media . Anybody home on the mainland -or has it been taken over by single cell aliens from Mercury unable to invade the Northern Territory because of the heat ?