Bridge over the Nile: Silent Sunday


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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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14 Responses to Bridge over the Nile: Silent Sunday

  1. Do the cars go on top of the bridge? I try to see how the bridge is structured.


  2. Certainly not an elegant bridge but an interesting physical structure – seems they placed a strut in every possible place.

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  3. Beautiful photo. Thank you for sharing!

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  4. Charli Mills says:

    Lots of small pieces go into the bigger bridge.

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    • Fascinating. I couldn’t find anywhere to comment on your post so will do so here. I can quite believe that the Nile is drying. I had no knowledge of the dams, hydro and Lake Victoria that you talk about in your post but I can well believe it. Even the impact of the dam at Aswan must lead to less water flow in the Nile. I was interested that they are channelling the water from the lake behind the dam at Aswan into the desert to create green pockets that can become fertile farmland. It must all have an impact but that project fascinated me and I hope to follow its progress. Thanks for sending the link to your site. Cheers Irene

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