On the Seaside Writing Retreat to Orpheus Island in May, I prompted the crew to write about a memory relating to “island hopping”.
Ngaire wrote this little ditty on her trip to Orpheus. Dr Seuss and the bump of the trip gave her rhythm to write.
Baby oh Baby the places we’ll go, the friends we will visit the folks we will know…….. ( Dr Seuss)
Over seas we do travel to far out of sight
to hear whispers of Roosters in the dead of the night
Or off to the left there are white shiny sands
Bulla and big smiles, from warm island lands
The Lull of calm waters, the bright sulphur seas
Shipwrecks and Ozzo, such fond memories
Then there is the great Ireland, a second Island home
Off in the distance on my young travels I roamed
The Barnards and Dunk, my childhood friends
Off the back of dads boat the adventure begins
and last but not least the biggest of them all
The mighty Australia, my blessed home shores.