Australian Adventures

We woke up yesterday to an email advising us we’d been charged by WordPress for a renewal of this domain, so we thought we better write something! Could say the last few postcards got lost in the mail (wouldn’t be a surprise to anyone who’s experienced Australia Post).

We are currently living and working in the Daintree Rainforest (Far North Queensland) at a campsite/ restaurant/ wildlife sanctuary. Where the work day can be anything from making coffees to cleaning cabins to feeding the wallabies it’s been a welcome change to settle down into a routine again.

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The White family who own Lync-Haven Retreat have been here for 5 years, they have two hyperactive kids who keep us busy with cricket games and bracelet making. Charlotte (10) is a gold medal winning gymnast who has drawn lots of pictures to decorate our room, and Dan (8) who wants to be a bin man when he grows up, takes Isaac fishing on the creek. The other couple working here are from¬†Middlesbrough but have been in Australia for 8 years, securing their citizenship a few weeks back. Finally there’s Marney the chef who is full of tales and gossip about Daintree life.

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“The shed” (as we’ve affectionately named our home) is a small donga originally used to house fly-in-fly-out miners¬† in the outback. We’ve spent time making it our home, with artwork drawn by Charlotte, fairy-lights up and 1000 piece jigsaw in progress outside.

Lync-Haven is home to a range of animals, both hand reared and wild, we have crocs, wallabies, birds, dingoes, snakes and a resident cassowary, a few are pictured above/below. 

Love, Ella and Isaac