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Louisa Creek Fishing Competition

This weekend we had a family fishing competition down here at Louisa Creek with prizes awarded for the first, biggest and smallest fish caught. The competition was a great success with the fishing continuing into the early hours of the morning. I spent Wednesday in Brisbane for an interesting National Prescribing Service therapeutic briefing on Osteoporosis. I also began work making a large tipi which will hopefully be ready for Christmas.

My Humpback Whale Encounter

Out West to the Mining Town of Glenden.

I have spent the last couple of days going out on the kayak – there are plenty of Mackerel around at present, if I could only keep them on the line long enough. In the past week I have been out west to Glenden and up North to Airlie Beach with work. Glenden is a couple of hours drive West from Mackay, whilst Airlie Beach is two hours north.

Visiting Botany Bay for the Annual NPS Facilitators Conference

I have just returned from the annual National Prescribing Service facilitator conference which was held down at Brighton le Sands on Botany Bay. The conference was held over two days and included a number of workshops, informative talks and lots of networking. On the Friday I managed to go downtown to do a little shopping and also visit the Sydney international boat show on Darling Harbour.

Business in Brisbane

I have just returned from a couple of days in Brisbane. I spent a day doing some training with the Pharmacy Guild of Australia (for Home Medicines Review Facilitation) and a day with the National Prescribing Service learning about the latest topic ‘Selective Use of Antibiotics’. Back in Mackay it continues to rain (unlike in Brisbane where the continue to have the worst drought on record). I have however managed to restore our wedding path to its former glory. At work I have been concentrating on getting the new website up and running whilst I wait for the next round of visiting to start. Lisa is now on school holidays. I celebrate my birthday in a couple of days!

Trying out the Hydrophone

The last few weeks have been pretty quiet with the temperature getting down to about 5C at night. I am in the final stages of finishing our latest website. I have been out a number of times on the kayak with my latest toy – a hydrophone,  although all I have managed to hear so far is the tug boat engines at the port of hay point. We hope to get some decent recordings of the local dolphins and maybe even the Dugongs.

The Rain continues in Mackay

It is June and it is still managing to rain here in Mackay. The workmen have just finished fixing the road in to Mackay and two days later the pot holes are reappearing. This week I have just about completely rebuilt this site to take full advantage of cascading style sheets. I have also managed to fix the problem of the menu disappearing under the Google Maps maps.

Riding on the Mighty Tully River

In April 2007 we headed up to Tully in North Queensland. We stayed a couple of nights at the Treehouse hostel in Mission Beach before joining a trip down the mighty Tully river in a whitewater raft. The Tully is a spectacular explosion of bubbling white water in a spectacular setting – thoroughly recommended!

Tully River White Water Rafting Photographs

Lundy Island Photographs

Lundy island is a beautiful granite island rising out of the Bristol channel approximately 30 kilometres off the North Devon coast. The island is rich in wildlife including several rare birds and seals as well as history – many of the islands distinctive buildings are in the process of being restored by the landmark trust. The island can be reached on the MS Oldenberg which sails from either Ilfracombe or Bideford depending on the tide. Crossing the Bideford Bar can certainly be quite an experience when the sea is a llittle rough! I visited the island on April Fools Day in 2006 whilst working in Barnstaple.

Lundy Island Photographs

Lundy Island Map

Life at the Beach: Sarina Beach Photographs

Jonathan Tolhurst

About Jonathan Tolhurst

Based in London, my interests include photography, kayaking, paddle boarding, electric unicycling, teepees, robotics, programming, databases, informatics and pharmacy.

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