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This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!

Monday, 8 October 2012

Farewell to Maggie

8th Oct Farewell to Magnetic Island

I had to vacate my room by 10am so I made the most of relaxing on the balcony before checking out. I then went for a walk along the length of Nelly Bay. It looks as though they have built sea defences made of sand but apparently the island was hit by a cyclone last year and it moved a lot of sand away from the sea edge. As I walked further along the beach the sand became less gritty and much softer to walk on.

Climbing on the rocks where the rock wallabies live, you have a clear view into the water. As the breeze has now died down the water is really clear and I could see numerous fish some of which were quite large. Looking back towards the hotel I had a great view of the marina and my ex-room.

My room was the second from the left

 Oh well next stop Cairns. As I am only staying in Cairns for 2 nights I decided it would be easier to fly as it's only about a 50 min journey. The aircraft was quite small - 48 seater and there were only 16 of us travelling as well as a dog in the hold which didn't stop barking for the whole journey. I was very surprised to receive a snack of cheese and biscuits plus a very large glass of wine which the air hostess repeatedly tried to keep refilling as I think I was one of the few people drinking wine and she obviously wanted to finish the bottle.

On arrival at my hotel at Cairns I couldn't believe my luck as I had been given another room with a fantastic view


  1. Lucky you to have a room with a view. That is so nice to watch.

  2. That is a heavenly view, indeed! I also enjoyed reading your earlier post and the details of how you first heard of the bird called galar. :)

  3. You will see some Stunning sunsets from there. I hope you get to go out onto the reef. Is it getting warmer up there?

  4. I am enjoying all your posts, and now that I am back into my old routine I can go back and visit the pictures that I had to skim. Your adventure is wonderful, and I too would have loved those views you've got! I've never been to Cairns.

  5. Looks like your rooms are fantastic Marie. We are all following you here as the rain lashes down:)

  6. Wow! You seem to be really lucking out with those views from your hotel rooms! And what airline was that? Sounds like I'd love flying with them! ;o)

  7. Such a great view of Trinity Inlet (?) in Cairns!! I'm SOOOOOO jealous ...


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