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The End of an Era

This post is back dated about 4 months. It’s one I’ve been thinking of but for a number of reasons has just been delayed. My life changed a lot around this time in a lot of areas. One of which is work. I’m no longer a resident doctor. I have moved on in the stages of training to be a full time emergency trainee. I won’t rotate out into different fields or teams, except for a few elective rotations. From this point on, I’ve got about another 5 or 6 years until I’m fully trained. It seems like a long haul, but I suppose the start of med school is further back in history than that is ahead. So here we go… headlong into the future. I’ve got a lot to figure out, and a lot to do, but that’s what makes things great in the end.

The boys are back in town

Just recently I’ve had the chance to catch up again with some good friends… My old house mate and friend John got a chance to visit Townsville for work, then Craig came back from seven weeks abroad and then surprise of all, Sean popped in to town for a short visit. It’s good to see these guys and have a laugh.

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John and me at Outback Jacks

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Sean, me and Craig

Weekend on Magnetic Island

This weekend we had what we jokingly called an overseas adventure. Sean, his girlfriend Miranda, about eight other friends and I took the 35 minute ferry across for the long weekend. It was Australia day and on the Sunday it was the hottest day Townsville has seen in seven years!

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Looking Siuth

This is how it starts

My new job has me up at five.

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My New Vista

This is the view from the apartment the hospital has put me up in. That’s the Ross River and it is Saturday today so there are people waterskiing up and down.

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Townsville Tropics

It is definitely tropical up here. The sun sets in the south these days, and I think the plumeria are out all year.

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New Zealand here we come!

We are on a boat, pointed at NZ… Should be good. Rough seas predicted so we’ll see about that! I’ll be out of contact for a bit.

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Lunch Guest

We had a visitor here on Boxing Day, just after lunch. It’s a Blue Tongue lizard. It moves kinda like a snake but they are pretty harmless I think. A reminder of where we are.

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Merry Christmas!

Here are a few snaps from our first Australian Christmas. The kids were great fun and were very excited about it all.

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Whitsunday Memories

Just sitting here on the deck at night in Byron Bay… It’s Christmas Eve, and everyone is headed to bed. I found some videos on my phone from my sailing trip a few weeks ago so I thought I would try post them here. It might work, it might not…. We’ll have to see!

The first one is motoring out of Hamilton Island, and the second one is under sail, later that day. Try not to get seasick!

PS… It didn’t work! I’ll figure it out soon.


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