Looking out to Cook Strait: Wordless Wednesday


© irene waters 2015

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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18 Responses to Looking out to Cook Strait: Wordless Wednesday

  1. OMG, when this popped up in my email and I read the title, I thought it was about cooking, but what the heck is looking to cook straight? As in, maybe not being stoned when making sauce? Then when I saw the photo, I thought, well, it’s pretty hard to cook anything on a boat, everything sloshing around. And then I realized I can’t do that anyway, I get so seasick on small boats and spend most of the time leaning over the rails. And then, oh! I get it now – sailing into Cook Straight. While looking at it. Though you might believe me to be totally stoned with this story.

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  2. I think you meant Cook Strait. Nice shot

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  3. sue marquis bishop says:

    beautiful…. womenlivinglifeafter50.com

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  4. M-R says:

    You mix with the wealthy, Irene ! [grin]

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  5. noelleg44 says:

    My blood pressure just dropped ten points. How I would love to be there!

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  6. Charli Mills says:

    Love the movement in those waves!

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