Swimming with Whales

Jakkie writes… What an absolutely INSANE experience we’ve just had! We swam with wild humpback whales, each the size of a school bus!  Every year, between May and October, the whales on the east coast of Australia migrate north to warmer waters to give birth to their young, then they swim back down the coast…

SUP it UP!

Yesterday we hired a SUP (Stand Up Paddle Board for those who are non native!)  Not only did we Stand Up on a Paddle Board, but we had a fury companion join us.  Max the dog!! Chris De Aboitiz runs our local 1770 SUP hire company and currently holds the world record for getting the…

Hot stuff!

Even though we now live in a small seaside town in a remote part of Queensland, it’s certainly never boring! When we first arrived 6 months ago, we believed that all the community had to offer was fishing, surfing, eating fish, more surfing, sleeping, more fishing, more sleeping and pootling around in a tinny, or…

Larking About

Glen and I went larking about in a boat for a day. The boat is called The Lark which is a brilliant pink amphibious craft. The special thing about the Lark is that it can go overland and in water. A bit like Chitty Chitty Bang Bang except that the Lark doesn’t fly! They used…

Lucky Joey

Meet Elly the 3 week old Joey. Elly is an orphaned wallaby who’s life was saved by a local wildlife volunteer. We came across Elly and her surrogate dad on our walk along the foreshore in 1770 Queensland. There she was snuggled up in her substitute pouch, suckling on formula milk made by the kindly…

Magic on Lady Musgrave Island

Now that we are official residents of Agnes Water QLD, (we actually have a proper house now and a PO box and everything!) we knew it wouldn’t be long before we had our first visitors. Our dear friends and my godson trekked all the way from Sydney to check the place out. So it went…

We’ve run away to the circus! 

Well actually we have invested in 10 lessons in Circus Trapeze Training. “Why on heavens name are you doing that?”, I hear you ask! Well, I would like to say it’s because I want to build my strength, my courage, my stamina and to face my fears, however the real answer is, “Because it’s there!”…

Our New Magical Home

After deciding that the paradise town of Agnes Water in Queensland was the place Glen and I definitely wanted to put roots down and live, it then took a whole two years to actually get around to doing it. Well, we did have a lap of Australia to complete, not to mention a tour around…

Sharing the Dolphin Magic

Feeding the dolphins seemed like a good idea until I discovered it was best to get up at the crack of dawn, because when the dolphins show up, and that could be anytime once the sun’s up, they want their breakfast. It isn’t a usual thing to feed the dolphins in Australia, in fact it…

The Magic continues….

  It’s not everyday that a possum falls on your head! One night, before I was about to go to bed, I was emptying a bucket of water under a tree and the next thing I know, a baby possum had landed onto my head! I screamed which made the poor thing fall into the…

The End Of The Road

15 months and the road has now finally closed, and it did almost literally. Our final hour was quite dramatic. We left Byron Bay after visiting friends and soaking up the Byron vibe, then took the back route through the hills towards Brisbane which was to be our final stop point. On the way, we…