IT’S JUST A CO-INCIDENCE!

What do you think about co-incidences, Are they freak occurrences, Is it our sub-conscious at work making them happen, Or is the universe guiding us in a certain direction? As part of my holiday reading I picked up Elephant Dance by Tammie Matson.  As I read I learnt that Tammie was born in our home […]

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HEADING SOUTH TO GOLDEN BEACH

  A couple of days ago we headed south from Coolum on a mission to look over a car our son wanted to purchase.  Down to Pelican Waters we went, checked the car over,and then headed back via Golden Beach.  Bonus.  I had looked at holiday places at Golden Beach online before but had no […]

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COOLUM BEACH – SUN, SURF AND MERMAIDS

Townsville, North Queensland, Australia, is home for us.  The Great Barrier Reef runs the length of Queensland, from the northern most tip to down around the Town of 1770, a distance of 2000 km. At home we get to experience one of the great wonders of the world – exploring coral cays, coral bommies, reef […]

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MARYBOROUGH’S SECRET

Maryborough had a secret and I just found out about it. The current stage show version of  Mary Poppins has people talking about Maryborough again, because the author of the Mary Poppins books was indeed born in Maryborough. In 1899 Helen Lyndon Goff was born above a bank at the corner of Richmond and Kent […]

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LADY MUSGRAVE ISLAND

Some days are meant to be.  The Lady Musgrave Island Day, on the southern extremity of The Great Barrier Reef, was one of them. The boat operator, Lady Musgrave Cruises was booked out Thursday, had a maintenance day Friday then was booked out Saturday and Sunday.  After a chat with the office staff on site […]

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CALEN PUB – CHILLING WITH THE LOCALS

In North Queensland we complain endlessly about the state of the Bruce Highway.  After Day One on the road trip from Townsville to the Sunshine Coast (a journey of 1200km), I can confirm that there are actually roadworks happening.  Firstly, just south of Townsville at Alligator Creek, then at Brandon, and then the daddy of […]

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VAGABUNDUS – INCLINED TO WANDER

My husband Marty and I, both on the far side of 55, cut our vagabonding teeth in the late 70’s, backpacking through Asia and Europe. Thirty years forward with children independent, it was time to dust off the backpacks and threw them away – the backpacks that is. In their place we purchased new packs […]

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