Cairns

FNQ

Last week’s video, if you remember, was about Adelaide which was voted Australia’s most liveable city for the third year running. Some people though, wouldn’t live in any city if you paid them. For some people, the remoteness of Far North Queensland (FNQ) is simply paradise. I’ve not been further north than Hervey Bay yet, [...]

croc

Crocs in Cairns I have mentioned crocodiles quite a lot on this blog, but as I live in Brisbane I’ve never seen one in the wild and it’s very unlikely that I ever will this far south in the state. But in Far North Queensland, or FNQ as it’s known, crocodile sightings are becoming more [...]

tom

As I mentioned in a previous post about Hamish, my son, Tom, who is here on holiday, was off to Cairns for a week on a diving course. Today he got back. He has completed his six day course, four days of which were spent at sea. He did 14 dives and hit a maximum [...]

hamish

It’s been a hectic but fun weekend here. As I mentioned a couple of posts ago, it was my daughter’s fifth birthday this week. On Saturday we had a party. We kicked it off at about 6 p.m. and had 12 adults and nine children around. I fired up the barbecue and we all sat [...]

As bushfires still blaze out of control in Victoria, the floodwaters are starting to recede in North Queensland. Yes, Australia is a big country. It’s astonishing that two completely contrasting disasters can occur during the very same weekend in the very same country. At one end of the country there has been no rain for, [...]