Why hadn’t I done this sooner: my time on Hamilton Island, part three.

By Greg Allen Pretty I’m a person of routine so as the days of my Hamilton Island visit went on, I had settled into a pattern of breakfast at a cafe near my apartments, just a five minute walk away, back home for some reading – I had taken three books with me – and then a trip into town or other parts of the … Continue reading Why hadn’t I done this sooner: my time on Hamilton Island, part three.

Why hadn’t I done this sooner: my time on Hamilton Island, part two.

My original plan for this final trip during my two-month long service leave was for a few days in the Queensland sun before returning to my daily routine in the Gippsland winter.  When booking, I told Lauren at the travel agency that I just wanted to sit and read in the warm air, and take a swim as the mood took me. I could still … Continue reading Why hadn’t I done this sooner: my time on Hamilton Island, part two.

Why hadn’t I done this sooner: my time on Hamilton Island, part one.

At 6pm on my first night on Hamilton Island, I had a choice of watching the television news or watching a sunset. As the daylight faded I was becoming increasingly aware of a beautiful glow in the west, and the ridge of a hill dotted with palm trees silhouetted against the rich sunset colours.  Being August, we were only a third of the way on … Continue reading Why hadn’t I done this sooner: my time on Hamilton Island, part one.