🇧🇷PT: Heron Island é um coral cay localizado perto do Trópico de Capricórnio, no sul da Grande Barreira de Corais, a 80 km (50 milhas) a nordeste de Gladstone, Queensland , Austrália, e 460 km (290 milhas) ao norte-noroeste do Estado capital Brisbane . A ilha está situada no lado de sotavento (oeste) do Heron Reef, um recife de significativa biodiversidade, apoiando cerca de 900 das 1.500 espécies de peixes e 72% das espécies de corais encontradas na Grande Barreira de Corais. Heron Island é também o lar de mais de 200.000 espécies de aves, incluindo o Noddy Turns e o Mutton Birds.
🇺🇸ENG: Heron Island is a coral cay located near the Tropic of Capricorn in the southern Great Barrier Reef, 80 kilometres (50 miles) north-east of Gladstone, Queensland, Australia, and 460 km (290 mi) north-north-west of the state capital Brisbane. The island is situated on the leeward (western) side of Heron Reef, a fringing platform reef of significant biodiversity, supporting around 900 of the 1,500 fish species and 72% of the coral species found on the Great Barrier Reef. Heron Island is also home to over 200,00 species of birds including Noddy Turns and Mutton Birds.
🇪🇸ESP: Heron Island es un cayo de coral ubicado cerca del Trópico de Capricornio en el sur de la Gran Barrera de Coral, 80 kilómetros (50 millas) al noreste de Gladstone, Queensland, Australia, y 460 km (290 millas) al norte-noroeste del estado capital brisbane. La isla está situada en el lado de sotavento (oeste) de Heron Reef, un arrecife de plataforma con una biodiversidad significativa, que admite alrededor de 900 de las 1,500 especies de peces y el 72% de las especies de coral que se encuentran en la Gran Barrera de Coral. Heron Island es también el hogar de más de 200,000 especies de aves, incluyendo Noddy Turns y Mutton Birds.
Travel planning — When structured and stretchability collides. How do you strike the balance
Over the years of traveling, I have come to realised that a traveler must activate a plan - with objectives, goals & execution just like any other business proposals and plans.
How do you make the best out of your visit depends on the individual preferences. Whether you want to spice up the extraordinary experiences, being practical with young kids or just go with the flow. Give some allowance for flexibility and stretchability.
Finding information is crucial. Other than reviews and google search getting info from family & friends helped me a lot as go along with my journey. My ex-boss who travels back and forth to Brisbane-KL gave plenty of insights driving, automated speed traps and also having a child on board. My best friend who just returned to Langkawi shared her experiences on where to eat, which helped too. Thank you to my Melbourne girl who frequent to GC for her annual Gold Coast Marathon give many many insights that you can’t get on the internet. Along the way, we met a traveler (in the plane where we chilled with the cabin crew) from England who is born in Brisbane who shared where the locals frequent to. We accidentally visited the world’s first fashion branded hotel because of this. What a bonus! It was pretty exciting for me to collect these information. .
Our travel theme this round - going places with parks. And that was exactly what we did - amusement park, going to the green & picnicking to one of the oldest national park in Australia, wildlife ones as well as city parks.
Structurally speaking, for the first time ever, I decided to share with all of you my 10 to do travel list and managed to tick 9/10. I was aiming 75%. (Refer to my insta story - FunTrip’19 l&ll.)
Reality, one needs to have the flexibility & stretchability in the travel plan. I didn’t get to climb the Skypoint which I was dying to strike off from my bucket list, not when travelling with kids. But it’s ok. .
We achieved some more valuable - people don’t take trips. Trips take people. This trip we managed to strengthened bonds, & cherished the moments as a family.
New feature // Butternut pumpkin, zucchini, tomato, buffallo mozzarella, tapenade and dill. 😋
Sometimes it's good to take time out by yourself. Time to relax, meditate and contemplate. It's always good when you do it out in nature then you can base your thinking on your observation. It spurs imagination and helps you appreciate life and your existence. The result is always a change on how you perceive yourself and your relationship with the environment in which you live in.