Kings Beach: Wordless Wednesday


© 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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10 Responses to Kings Beach: Wordless Wednesday

  1. jan says:

    What a beautiful picture!

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  2. Love that wide white umbrella as if it’s trying to be as dramatic as the roiling sea foam.
    Are Australian seas generally warm? Or do they change by season and site?

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    • I think the umbrellas mimic the waves and add to the drama of the scene. It does depend where you are. Further north the sea is very warm, in Tasmania and parts of South Australia and Western Australia when the currents come up from Antarctica the sea is freezing. On the East Coast where I am the sea is a perfect temperature with the warm currents coming past in winter and making the sea more than bearable for those that like swimming all year.


  3. Charli Mills says:

    Crazy waves! And there are people out in them!

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