Saturday, August 26, 2006

If you ever plan to visit North Queensland...

Let it be in winter...
(or thereabouts... May to October is fine)

Not that I don't love living here all year round, but I think most people from elsewhere would find our summers too harsh.
  • it's VERY hot in summer.
  • we have cyclones in summer.
  • if you swim here in summer you have to wear a stinger suit to protect you from the box jelly fish.

But none of the above applies in winter!!!!!!
NQ in winter is gorgeous.
  • balmy weather
  • blue skies
  • swim wherever you like -- we have loads of beaches on the mainland and on all the Barrier Reef islands
  • footy season (home of North Queensland Cowboys)
  • festival season ( Australian Festival of Chamber Music --July, Cultural Fest -August) and this year, for the first time, Write Up North --the first ever Townsville Festival of Writing from September 22nd -- 24th -- and yep, I'll be there!!!! More about that later.
I could go on and on about the diversity of experiences you could have here in NQ ... right now my husband and one of our sons are off on a boys own adventure , camping, fishing and canoeing all over ...
oh, and I'm finishing my book... better get back to it...
Barb xx


Nicola Marsh said...

NQ is truly a beautiful part of the world.
I stayed in Palm Cove a few years back and it was glorious :)

Liz Fielding said...

Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging, Barbara!

Trish said...

Yaayy Another Blog convert! Great Blog Barbara - and great title for it too! And sooo wants me to pack my bags here and now... Sigh...

Barb said...

Hi everybody,

Lovely to be here and thanks for the welcome. I'll want to do links and things soon when I'm not so busy.
Will probably be plaguing you guys with questions.