The lone paddler: Silent Sunday


© irene waters 2016

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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11 Responses to The lone paddler: Silent Sunday

  1. The ocean, the sky, all his.
    The clouds, however, are mine. 😀

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  2. Wondered if you lived close to the scene of the picture. I live near the sea, and find no end of beauty and restfulness just looking at the water.

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    • We live on the river near the mouth so the sea is only minutes away. These photos were taken abut 40 kms south of us in the big smoke and high rise capital of the Sunshine Coast Maroochydore. (Although Cotton Tree is a delightful spot.)
      I agree with you Diane, watching the water is so relaxing. I never tire of it.


  3. Charli Mills says:

    An inspiring view!

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  4. noelleg44 says:

    I looked at this photo and my BP dropped and serenity took over!

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