Hiking Hard: Silent Sunday

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© irene waters 2017

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. Commenced a masters by research in 2014.
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2 Responses to Hiking Hard: Silent Sunday

  1. Do people ever fall off doing that thing, leaning over the side of the boat (you can tell how much experience I don’t have.) I would never want to try – I’d certainly be overboard in no time. And I’m a poor swimmer.

    Lovely photo though!

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    • I have no idea about sailing either and went on the internet to find out what that type of activity is called. I found a youtube and watched how to instructions. Your feet are strapped to the floor of the boat and you hang your bottom off the edge. Using your quads to live your derriere up to prevent calf pain you lean backwards. My luck I’d be capsized and stuck under the boat with my tied in feet. I’m with you – I’ll leave it for others.

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