How to survive a Cat4 Cyclone – with kids

Some tips ….. Avoid watching sensationalist news channels – especially local.  If you can get out early do so, unfortunately flights are often cancelled way in advance of bad weather actually being present. Our example Cyclone Debbie – March 2017 had flights off Hamilton Island cancelled on a beautiful Saturday, winds really only became serious…

The Herd (observations of people)

Following on from the Hamilton Island posts….. So as the limited information tricked through and tourists desperately vied for position on the airport buses that travelled the 1.5km from the reef view hotel to the airport. We watched from our balcony as the masses of people expanded and waited and waited. All had been informed…