Adventure:Weekly Discover Challenge


© irene waters 2016

I’d love to be able to say that when we entered the tunnel our adventure unfolded like Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland. But it didn’t.


© irene waters 2016

I’ve had my share of adventures that are perhaps out of the ordinary. Life on a tropical island where as newly weds we went into partnership with the Paramount Chief in running a small resort and tour business.


© irene waters 2016

The island retainined its traditional lifestyle and that, along with the active volcano and cargo cult, drew people from around the world. Our romance with this simple life was soon dispelled as our time was spent being the interface between sophisticated guests and the witchdoctors, chiefs and island life. This culminated in Roger’s kidnap, court cases and even deaths. Yes this was an adventure. As was treking in Greenland.

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© irene waters 2015

Other adventures I have vicariously.


© Colin Mathers 2015

However, I would suggest that these are extremes in the adventuring game. We are all on one big adventure. LIFE. If we keep our minds open to possibilities we’ll see the adventure. Every book read is an adventure on its own. Mine began with my father reading to me.

1961.7 Irene,Jim in bed

© irene waters 2016

To write is an adventure. Each day opens not knowing what adventure it will bring. Enjoy living your life and see it as the greatest adventure you will ever have.

In response to Weekly Discover Challenge



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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12 Responses to Adventure:Weekly Discover Challenge

  1. The picture of you reading with your dad – precious.
    And I can’t wait to get my hands on your memoir – just WOW, Irene

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  2. mukhamani says:

    Yes, life is an adventure, there are good experiences and bad ones. Beautiful photo.

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  3. indiasologuy says:

    Writing is an adventure indeed – you never know what thoughts will cloud your mind and what shapes will form as words. Enjoyed much. Thanks for this post and for stopping by.

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  5. Dahlia says:

    Love how you weave a story in just a few words and some breathtaking pictures

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