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Noticing nature is good for our health.

Look beyond our urban constructions, and there is a truly awe-inspiring world of colour, depth, paradox, and inspiration. And an infinite source of joy and discovery. This morning in a sleepy country town, I was rewarded by one of the most vivid sunrises I have ever seen. Wow! It was….

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Gratitude is a road trip.

So grateful to travel the Kimberley in Australia’s far west. So privileged to do so. Being appreciative for those who construct and maintain these roads. So I can have a short cut, or get to my destination safely. Thanks to the people who labour in the heat and remote conditions…

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Breathe new life into your wellbeing plans

How do you breath in a place you perceive as serene and safe? Which comes first, feelings of serenity, or calm breathing? Have you been so privileged to witness your child’s first breath at birth? Wow! Our breathing is so fundamental to life. On the hierarchy of needs it is…

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Conflict Islands PNG

What a beautiful place. And the snorkelling here was just wonderful. A good day had by all. A coral reef surrounded by very deep water. Comfortable water temperature and good company. Just pleased I got on the snorkel trip after my late group was cancelled. Fortunately got on an earlier…

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Kiriwina Island, PNG

Five dollars for a joy ride but better to bring local currency if you can. A nice visit to Kiriwana Island. So many artefacts for sale and so much wonderful handicrafts. And so many merchants lined up, seated and so respectful. How to choose. We also had a guided tour…

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Life is not fair Kitava, PNG…

We made it to the island of Kitava, PNG but due to rough weather, we could not tender ashore as planned. Safety first the captain advised. So sad to miss the visit to Kitava after being advised of the conservative and longstanding culture there on that island. And the locals…

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Alotau, Milne Bay PNG. Diversity, beauty and kindness

Leaving our snorkeling spot, across Milne Bay from Alotau village. Typical weather, 100% humidity and intermittent showers but water warm. Bumpy ride in the speed boat both ways but fun. Thanks Skip! Our little lagoon for the morning. Helpful, kind and some curious (young children) locals. The snorkelling today was…

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Here comes the sun… and there it goes in all its glory

The glorious setting sun over the Coral Sea approaching PNG. Quite a privilege and so unique for us land-living creatures to see this magnificent perspective of this life giving star sinking into the ocean. With due reference to one of the iconic songs of my generation and in consideration of…

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Out of control, the body knows it

Ship passing on the Coral Sea. A long way from home. So here we are cruising the Coral Sea and as I look from the balcony of our state room into the dark ocean at night, there is a small murmur of discomfort that reverberates through my body as I…

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Anchors away… PNG here we come!

With a little help from our friends … on the Brisbane River About to spin around and cruise the hour down the Brisbane River. Under the Gateway Bridge and into Moreton Bay. Past our home on the Sunshine Coast and into the mighty Pacific Ocean after dark. An incident free…

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