Royal Hotel, Thursday Island I have decided to ignore that list of Royal Hotels and go along the way I have done before, just discovering them as I pass through towns. But before shutting my eyes to the list, I did see there was one at Thursday Island (which is way up off the pointy tip of Australia. I knew I would never visit it and resigned myself to not having it in the collection. So imagine my delight when I found that Diane was doing a tour of the far north, including a visit to Thursday Island. Thanks Diane!! Follow her adventures over here . As for me, I will be off the air for a while longer but promise to return eventually with more Royal Hotels and other wayfaring adventures.