Friday, February 22, 2013

On the move again to the WILD NORTH

We are on the move again! We had a call yesterday asking Danie if he would be interested in a 5 week contract in far North Queensland. Both of us have had very little relief teaching so far in our local area for this term. So we have decided to go and will hopefully enjoy the experience. They don't have a teaching position for me, so I'll be stitching, reading and exploring the area.

Our flights have been booked for a departure on Tuesday. On this map you can see Brisbane on the East Coast of Queensland. We are flying from Brisbane to Cains and then flying a 2nd leg from Cains to Bamaga (980km north of Cains).It is wet season in the tropics at the moment and one can't go by road. Everything is flown into this community at this stage. It is very remote.


Bamaga is the most Northern town in Queensland. From Cains it is only accessible by 4X4 travel in the dry season.




    

Today we have been scrambling to redirect our mail, get another prescription for an extra months high blood pressure pills for Danie, change Danie's phone plan to one that get's reception up there, arranging garden services while we are away and getting clothing (Cotton) that is more suitable for a tropical and high humidity area.

During the next few days we will have a MEGA FEAST to eat everything that is still left in the fridge and freezer as we want to switch them both off to save power. We wish we could invite you all over to join us in this FUN!

I'll keep you all updated on this trip to the WILD NORTH! 

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