It may come as a surprise to some that we’re heading back to Far North Queensland, nearly three years after our return to Perth.
And, because you all know how happy I was at that time to come home to family and friends, it may come as a surprise to know that I’m actually keen to go back.
Cobbold Gorge from above.
In fact, I’m super excited. We always loved the region, and soon we will be a part of the team at Cobbold Gorge, an outback ecotourism venture south of Georgetown, about halfway across the base of the Cape York Peninsula. Cobbold Gorge is situated on a pastoral property (Robin Hood Station) about six hours drive from either Cairns or Townsville, along the Savannah Way. It is a stunningly beautiful spot, and the gorge itself is nothing short of magical. We stayed there as guests a few years ago, and it was an incredible experience. To return under the current circumstances is brilliant.
The job is for us both; we are going to be joint hosts/managers. Our role, in a nutshell, is to make sure everything runs smoothly and profitably, taking particular care to ensure guests are happy. Our days will be varied and challenging and full, but I am also expecting them to be rewarding. I am really looking forward to it.
A "vertical garden" in the gorge.
We start work in early March and are planning to take a couple of weeks to drive over. This will be an adventure in itself!
So, at the moment we are in a frenzy of packing and planning. Sometimes it feels overwhelming, as if it will never be finished, but I keep reminding myself all we need is to plug away at it, day by day. We’re getting there.
And then… the goodbyes. :-(
And then… new beginnings! :-)