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Published: January 14th 2009
Please note that this little creature has been released safe and sound. However, its parents were rather quite delicious ! ;)
Re-visiting Hervey Bay is more of a trip to memory lane for us. Ahhhhhh, Nostalgia
is a bliss ! Standing in front of our very first humble abode once again flashed a flood of cherished memories making us feel all warm and fuzzy.
I’m ecstatic that the apartment where Jamie and I first lived in when we both left home is still left standing amidst of progress and new development creeping up in the town of Hervey Bay. I imagined that it might have already been demolished to make way for skyscrapers and world class resorts to accommodate the influx of tourists and wealthy retirees. I am very pleased to see that the town council has prevented the establishments of any monolithic forms of accommodations in the area. I am also happy to see more trees, parks and playgrounds along the beach esplanade. However, the outskirts of the town, which was a lush open fields became a business district littered with a plethora of business establishments from retail outlets, auto parts, building materials and fast food chain. Hervey Bay used to be a sleepy coastal town. The increasing popularity of Fraser Island
as one of the best and must-see island
in the world made Hervey Bay a busy jump-off point
to the island. The strange thing is we haven't really thought about going to Fraser Island until now. I've been researching everything about the island, the things to do and must-see. We are hoping to go camping there this Easter.
We stayed in a self-contained cabin at the Colonial Log Cabins Resort. I was at the resort's laundry room when I met a young couple from Israel who just returned from camping at the island. They told me how it is the most beautiful place they've ever seen in their life ! So now I can't wait to see it for myself and started counting days 'til Easter.
Looking back more than a decade ago, the year we moved in to Hervey Bay was the major turning point in our life. It's Jamie and my first time to leave home and live together. Jamie also just graduated from University (and I still have few semesters left in finishing my degree). It was in the same year we got married and had a baby.
When we got back from our honeymoon in Sydney, we packed all our
Urangan, Hervey Bay
belongings in my red Nissan Bluebird car and drove to Hervey Bay to start a new life............. and the rest is history !
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