I bought a 2019 calendar last year at the Byron Writers Festival that is full of vintage Australian travel posters, which I put on the wall to inspire me to to get back on the road and to see more of my great country this year.
Last year a few trips to Byron Bay was all the major travelling that I did, even though I bought a ticket to see Chrysta Bell sing in Hobart in an effort to motivate me to drive down to Tassie again.
Crocodiles spotted in flooded streets
But there hasn't been much good news for the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, or fishing in general for the month of February.
Kind of makes me long for the good old days of the vintage travel posters.
Floodwater swells Queensland’s Flinders River into a 60km-wide ‘mega river’
Makes me wonder what my footballing hero ET thinks of all the dead fish in the news for February and if he longs again for those vintage poster days of old.
|My oldest boy with ET in the 90s|
UPDATE: February 17th, 2019
On the subject of sharks and the Byron Writer's Festival, where I bought the calendar, I hear on the news that a guy got attacked by a shark about the same time this morning as I posted this post.
And it was the same stretch of beach that I stayed on when down at the writer's festival.
In fact it is pretty much the same stretch of beach that the writer's festival is on, too.
Beaches close as shark attacks surfer near Byron Bay on NSW north coast
I've walked that beach many times, but rarely go in the water.
And now you know one of the reasons why.