Thursday, January 18

Island in the Sun


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Gary asked of photos. Your truly above with the boatman's son strumming one of his ever fresh melodies on our way to the deserted island ; above that was the landing on its pristine sandy sunny shores.
Below is Abyiang, a typical thatched hut and school children with their CanadianTeacher. My scribblings are on the blackboard as I told the story of a great flood, in Kyogle of 1954.
Living on an Island children had no concept of floods; we asked them to summarise my story as a test for English comprehension; it was good.
To read of my experiences in that disastrous flood in Kyogle click here.

8 comments:

Lee said...

Great pics...of a beautiful area...thanks, Lindsay, for sharing. :)

DellaB said...

Lindsay, that island is HEAVENLY! Thank you for the image, it has started all sorts of trains of thought (should that be train of thoughts?)

I think my next 'retreat' will just have to be on a deserted island. Any suggestions, anyone?

also, I have had a few people ask about my athletic 'career' - there is actually quite a story to be told about that, as females in those days, the 440 yards was the longest we were allowed to race - it was my speciality, and it worked because I was also a good sprinter; good idea for my next 'personal note' ... yes, sadly, smoking was one of my ratbaggeries ...

DellaB said...

Thank you for the Kyogle link, Lindsay, that was fascinating - how sad...

Josie said...

Holy Toledo, that was some flood....!

That beach photograph looks beautiful. We've had the worst winter this year, and it isn't over yet. Summer seems a distance memory.

Josie

Madcap said...

That beautiful water...

I've been reading a bit about your weather. Eesh. And the snakes! Double eesh!

lindsaylobe said...

Hi Lee, Dellab, Josie & Madcap.
Thanks for your thoughts.
Yes it was a beautiful Island,but I don’t think there are many deserted Islands of any size left in the world!!
Australia is a "land of drought and flooding rains” that Flood in Kyogle was such a freak at the time and probably never will be repeated
Australia does have the most venomous snakes, spiders, octopuses, not to mention sharks and crocodiles.

Best wishes

DA said...

Must have been a wonderful trip Lindsay. Great pics!!

Lirun said...

what a beautiful beach..