Hi guys, it’s been a while since I posted an update. Sorry! I’ve been working for tour operators a lot and my latest job took up all of my time. Also, I wasn’t staying with locals, so I didn’t had a lot of inspiration to write. Since I left Sandy in Brunswick Head, I’ve been on an island. I landed this job offer after putting an advertisement online and I ended up on North Stradbroke Island. I’d never heard of this island before so I had to Google it.
Taking a break
In September, I left Sandy and her great place and decided to stay on the island for a while. I had my own house…which was a nice change. I always find staying with locals rewarding but also intense, so it was good to have a break from it. In less than two months, I’m heading to New Zealand where I’ll meet many locals, so staying by myself gave me an opportunity to recharge. I can’t wait to publish new stories about this amazing country.
Living in a campervan
I didn’t stay with locals on North Stradbroke Island, but I did have coffee with them, like Dave. He was not born on the island but has spent many years on North Stradbroke Island, also called “Straddie” by the locals. Did you know this it is the second largest sand island in the world?
Anyway, he told me about his life on Straddie and his home. Many locals live in campervans because it’s cosy and simple. If you live on this Island you’re mostly outside anyway. It can be pretty hot in summer.
Dave and I walked to the beach. It was only ninety seconds from his campervan! I wouldn’t mind living in an amazing location like that! Dave shared with me his experiences of living on an island, compared to the city of Brisbane (where he also has a house). A genuine and emotional story for my book…
Anyway, I hope you enjoy my video!