Heading South

Scott and Ole having to face the grim reality of phone plans

We're halfway home and still waiting for canoes to come paddling out to trade with us. It didn't happen in Cairns, Makay or the Whitsundays, sadly enough. We've joined the Christmas Convoy of yachts heading South, battling Southerlies and gathering together to compare stories on windswept beaches.

Basketball boy, playing with Seth and Finn in Louisiades

We've both been looking into work options and getting the last term's school work done in preparation for our return to Yamba and the very necessary gathering of family finances. Dull, but inevitable. The islands of the Queensland coast are rather bleak and dry; we found coconuts on Middle Percy but they were not sweet or tasty. We had fun updating our sign in the famous A-frame and walked up the dusty hill to catch the breeze at the top. Finn has a new pair of runners and so is keen to try them out on long walks so we've been able to bushwalk on Whitsunday Island, Brampton & Percy, so long as there is cake or chocolate to tempt Finn to the top.....

Seth having fun our last day in the Louisiades

Hope you enjoyed the wish list of our last blog - and perhaps it may have inspired you to start planning to visit some of our hot spots. It's hard to know what to do with a travel blog when the travel is (nearly) over. I said to Scott that I might use this blog as my own personal forum for my meanderings, fascinating you all for the months to come; he rolled his eyes and muttered something. So perhaps I might have to have a rethink.  

Koala having a doze, Magnetic Island


  1. Well, there's always a book! And the "after dinner conference speaker circuit". Welcome to cold wet wintry NSW! Remember, reality only lasts till the confers are full and you can take off again! We'll catch up soon. Regards Michelle and James

  2. Enjoyed reading your blog and your experience came alive with the wonderful photos too. Keep the blog idea going, don't worry about the eye rolling.


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