Skywatch Friday: 26th January 2018 Noosaville 7.31am


© irene waters 2018

In the tropics it is common to get up early to beat the heat of the day. In Queensland we have resisted daylight saving and being a morning person I love being able to be out and about anytime after 4am. My husband resists moving until after 5.30 as few places open for coffee before 6am.


© irene waters 2018

Being Australia Day the riverside was packed. It is the Australian tradition to have a BBQ for the midday meal on Australia Day. Some were having breakfast (champagne included) whilst others had just baggsed a site.


© irene waters 2018

We got a prime site for a coffee.


© irene waters 2018

When we started off there were few clouds but they seemed to be building and I wondered if the revellers would end up having a damp lunch. They didn’t and when we took my Mum down for lunch the crowds had swollen. It made it good for us for few were eating in restaurants.

Skywatch Friday where skies from round the world can be seen.

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 Skywatch Friday: 26th January 2018 Noosaville 7.31am

  1. Happy Australia Day to all of your Aussies!

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  2. calmkate says:

    stunning … invasion day 😦
    very glad you refrained and lunched out …


  3. calmkate says:

    I went to that skywatch site and what a treasure trove! But couldn’t like or comment 😦

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  4. Stan says:

    Belated Happy Aussie day! Australia is on my wife’s ‘bucket list’, but, it seems so far away… if I could sleep on airplanes, then I might consider it.

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  5. Peter B says:

    Beautiful clouds and sky for a fun day!

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  6. noelleg44 says:

    I’ve never heard of Australia Day – must be like our 4th of July. Wish I were there – I’d be in the water up to my neck!

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