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“I wonder what it’s like to move to an island…”

Join Rachael Krinks and guests from around the world who have started new lives living on islands. If you want to start a new life living on an island, this podcast is for you.

We talk to ordinary folk who decided to start a new life living on an island, as well as bloggers, academics and other experts on all things island ... we’ll help you figure out if island life is for you and how to make the shift successful.

We drop weekly episodes each Friday!

Guests include:

Bernard Salt, on why islands are likely to be post virus winners in the property sector, and Bernard’s pick of the best Australian islands on which to start a new life.

Anne Tillig, Owner of Elizabeth Island, on how she and her husband bought an island off the coast of Melbourne and the challenges of building her dream home on the island after her husband passed away.

Dan Prescher, Senior Editor International Living, on the best islands around the world on which to start a new life.

Jacqueline Schofield, Host of popular blog Women Who Live on Rocks, on how she moved from Canada to start a new life living on Grand Cayman Island, with one suitcase and a bike to follow. We talk about the character traits that contribute to a successful shift to island life.

Richard VanHoff, of Private Islands Online Australia, a specialist in selling islands, on the 5 affordable islands you can buy right now, and how to buy an island.

JoAnne Saunders, a social worker from Baltimore, USA, and writer on the blog Women Who Live on Rocks, on kissing life in Baltimore goodbye and starting a new life in the Virgin Islands, arriving with nothing but four suitcases of summer clothes and a tote bag full of swimsuits.

Phil Hayward, an island, coastal and acquatic researcher and editor of Shima, the international journal of research into island cultures, on the myth of the ideal island, whether paradise is something we can buy or rent or just an idea and his fascination with mermaids.

And a lot more!

Redland City Council is proud to provide funding for the Start a New Life Living on an Island Podcast as part of the COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Grants Program to assist the Redlands Coast Community.
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Welcome! This is a very special double episode featuring Bernard Salt, Australia’s most highly regarded trend spotter and demographer and more recently, passionate islandophile; AND we speak with Anne Tillig. First up is ANNE TILLIG, the super inspiring woman who owns Elizabeth Island, off the coast of Melbourne. It's one of the few privately owned freehold islands in Victoria. You'll learn how she went about buying an island, building the jetty, the house, getting her boat licence and her extraordinary journey of doing much of this in her mid to late 50s on her own, after the death of her husband. You’ll also hear how Anne managed during Melbourne’s recent lockdown …Then...BERNARD SALT AM! Bernard has discovered fascinating histories of some of Australia’s lesser known islands - you’ll learn about what Bernard says is Australia’s bold land grab; which under the radar Australian island is on Bernard’s bucket list to visit; and the island on which a hostile force landed during WWII – it’s just a LITTLE speck of an island but it could have been a point at which Australia’s history was changed forever…MORE ABOUT ANNE TILLIG AND ELIZABETH ISLAND:Anne’s book is going to be extraordinary. More info about her island here:http://elizabethisland.com.au/ MORE ABOUT BERNARD SALT, AM: See Bernard's Notes (below) on Australian IslandsDownload Episode 1 of this podcast series for more of Bernard Salt. Enjoy Bernard’s notes below on interesting Australian islands. To learn more about Bernard Salt and his work, go to https://www.bernard-salt.com.au/KEYWORDSCoochiemudlo Island, Elizabeth Island, Wreck of the Batavia, Abrolhos Islands, The Great Australian Land Grab, Heard Island, Macquarie Island, Christmas Island, Cocos Keeling Islands, Ashmore and Cartier Islands, The Territory of the Coral Sea Islands, Browse Islet, Australia's territorial island claims, Bernard Salt, Island life, Island property, Buying an Island, Owning an Island, Start a new life, living on an island, bucket list, first contactlifestyle, start a new life, living on an island.WANT MORE?Join Rachael Krinks and guests from Australia and around the world who have started new lives on islands. We talk to ordinary folk who decided to start a new life living on an island, as well as bloggers, academics and other experts on all things island … we’ll help you figure out if island life is for you and how to make the shift successful. If you want to start a new life living on an island, this podcast is for you. https://coochieislandnews.com/Redland City Council is proud to provide funding for the Start a New Life Living on an Island Podcast as part of the COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Grants Program to assist the Redlands Coast Community.EPISODE NOTES BY BERNARD SALTInteresting Australian Islands, Notes by Bernard Salt AM, July 2020 •Coochiemudlo Island located 1 km off Victoria Point on the Brisbane Coast and forming part of the Moreton Bay island group. More than 700 people live on Coochie, which was first discovered by Europeans in 1799 when Matthew Flinders landed there. It’s possible to live on Coochie and commute to Brisbane CBD in about an hour. •Kangaroo Island located 10 km off South Australia’s Fleurieu Peninsula coast. The island is home to 5,000 residents. It was cited by both Matthew Flinders and Nicolas Baudin (who named it Ile Bouda) in 1802. The island’s biggest town, Kingscote, was the first colonial settlement in South Australia founded in July 1836 some five months prior to the founding of Adelaide. •Browse Islet is a small uninhabited island 180 km off the Kimberley Coast (north of Derby). Browse Islet is the first place that a hostile force (the Japanese) landed in January 1944 when a party of 6 was on a reconnaissance mission to see whether the Americans were developing a naval base nearby. The used Browse Islet as a safe base from which to explore the (Kimberley) mainland, where they landed, wandered around for half a day or so, and left seeing and reporting nothing of interest.•Boundary Islet is a small (2 ha) uninhabited island located 56 km southeast of Wilson’s Promontory which is the southernmost tip of Victoria. In 1801 Bass Strait was discovered by Europeans who then set about determining the boundary between Tasmania (then Van Diemen’s Land) and the then colony of New South Wales which extended from Wilson’s Promontory to Cape York. A latitude line was determined that allocated most Bass Strait Islands to Tasmania, but Boundary Islet’s precise location was incorrectly determined as being a km or so further north, placing it in what would have been Victoria’s offshore island remit. More accurate surveying two decades later found that the gazetted and agreed state boundary latitude actually dissected one island, namely Boundary Islet. Accordingly, the modern-day boundary between Victoria and Tasmania includes an 85-metre common land boundary running east-west through Boundary Islet in the Hogan Group of islands. And so, yes, it is possible to walk from Victoria to Tasmania… on Boundary Islet. •Montague Island is located 9 km off the coast from Narooma; it is uninhabited; it was sighted by Captain Cook in 1770 and given its current name by the master of the second fleet in 1789.•Tiwi Island is located 50 km off the Darwin coast and contains a largely indigenous population of just over 2,000. A catholic priest stationed on Tiwi saw and reported incoming ‘formation’ aircraft in February 1942 about 20 minutes in advance of the bombing of Darwin. The alert was miss-identified as returning American planes and so no action was taken to prepare Darwin for the imminent raid.•Abrolhos Islands located 80 km west of Geraldton was the site of the Batavia shipwreck in 1629. This is a ripping (and tragic) yarn that took place just off the Australian coast but within what we would now call Australian sovereign territory.
Meet Laura Payano, who’s from the small island of Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean. Laura lived in a small district called Arima, and she now lives on a small Australian island – in fact the one I live on, Coochiemudlo. You’ll learn why Laura switched islands and chose Coochie over the Caribbean, and that you can find love where you least expect it.Join Rachael Krinks and guests from Australia and around the world who have started new lives on islands. We talk to ordinary folk who decided to start a new life living on an island, as well as bloggers, academics and other experts on all things island … we’ll help you figure out if island life is for you and how to make the shift successful. If you want to start a new life living on an island, this podcast is for you. https://coochieislandnews.com/Redland City Council is proud to provide funding for the Start a New Life Living on an Island Podcast as part of the COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Grants Program to assist the Redlands Coast Community.KEYWORDSCaribbean, Trinidad, Tobago, Arima, Coochiemudlo Island, Moreton Bay Islands, Brisbane, Moreton Bay Island Group, Redlands Coast, Queensland, Australian, Australian Island, modern love, love story, lifestyle, start a new life, living on an island, starting again.
This is our first Double Episode featuring two guests who moved to subtropical Coochiemudlo Island, a tiny island 8 minutes by ferry off the Brisbane suburb of Victoria Point. (1) Deb Murphy, is a psychologist who moved to Coochie from the Gold Coast about 2 years ago with her partner Kev and three kids. From Deb you’ll hear a parent’s perspective about why they moved from the Goldie to move to Coochie; why Deb has found it’s easier to be a parent on Coochie and not the Gold Coast and what her teen girls value about island life. Also, essential clothing you may not think of when packing to move to or stay on a tropical island. We ask Deb,•why an island?•why Coochie?•how did you weigh up the costs and benefits of bringing kids that age to an island?•what's the payoff for you as a mum? for your kids?•what did you wish you knew before moving to our island•on balance - what's easier - mainland or island life? •number 1 tip for a mum like you wanting to move to an island?(2) ‘Verdo’ (Peter Verdon)Peter Verdon, 'Verdo' to his mates – is an adventurer, island hopper, ex Skipper of Super Yachts in the Mediterranean and currently Skipper of the Coochiemudlo Island barge. Verdo’s logged over a quarter of a million miles around the world which has taken him to 70 countries and a LOT of islands… from Verdo you'll learn why you might need a backpack full of cash to buy a house on an island in Spain; and why you might want to join the queue of potential buyers for his houseboat moored in Fiji (yes it's still for sale)... go to http://southpacificrealestate.to/realestate/houseboat-for-sale-savusavu-fiji-islands-south-pacific-real-estateTo learn more about Coochiemudlo Island and our community, the following sites may help:https://coochieislandnews.com/ https://www.visitcoochiemudlo.com/https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coochiemudlo_Island https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Tourism-g1899986-Coochiemudlo_Island_Redland_City_Brisbane_Region_Queensland-Vacations.htmlAbout the Start a New Life Living on an Island Podcast:Join our global community of island lovers – each Friday join Rachael Krinks and guests from Australia and around the world who have started new lives on islands. We talk to ordinary folk who decided to start new lives living on islands, as well as bloggers, academics and other experts on all things island … we’ll help you figure out if island life is for you and how to make the shift successful. If you want to start a new life living on an island, this is the podcast for you https://coochieislandnews.com/podcastIf you love this podcast please leave a review on your favourite podcast app! *thank you*Redland City Council is proud to provide funding for the Start a New Life Living on an Island Podcast as part of the COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Grants Program to assist the Redlands Coast Community.Keywords: #coochiemudloisland #goldcoast #spain #spanishisland #property #islandproperty #fiji #fijiisland #houseboat #boating #boatforsale #liveaboard #islandlife #island #inspiration #podcast #podcastrecommendation #podcastaddict #apple #googlepodcast #iHeartRadio #spotify #spreaker #startanewlife #livingonanisland #startagain #tropicalisland #travel #places #seachange #lifestyle #queensland #australia #expats
Meet JoJo Saunders, a social worker from Baltimore, USA and writer on the blog Women Who Live on Rocks. You'll hear from this brave woman who was on a mission to kiss life in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, goodbye and start a new life in the Virgin Islands. She arrived with nothing but four suitcases of summer clothes and a tote bag full of swimsuits, and you’ll learn why she hasn't looked back, as well as all the pros/cons/practical elements you might need to weigh up when making the shift to an island, and what real life is like in the Virgin Islands right now.JoJo’s story is the perfect example of how success emerges when preparation meets opportunity. JoJo takes us step by step through making the move from her life as a social worker in Baltimore, Maryland, in the United States to living the bachelorette life on the island of Saint Thomas, in the U.S. Virgin Islands, before settling down with Mr Right, a Saint Thomas local. You’ll learn from this brave and inspiring woman:•the best strategy for shifting your life to an island•how the universe can conspire to help you when you decide to move•the impact of hurricanes on her island life•the impact of COVID on her life in the Virgin Islands•why living in ‘fantasyland’ resorts is not a good way to test out if island life is for you•the impact of the internet on Saint Thomas’s thriving night life•the impact of living under US regulations in a pandemic, but not being allowed to vote for PresidentTo learn more about JoJo Saunders, and read her articles on the Women Who Live on Rocks blog, go to https://womenwholiveonrocks.com/author/jazzy/ To learn more about Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, go to https://www.visitusvi.com/st-thomas About the Start a New Life Living on an Island Podcast:Join our global community of island lovers – each Friday join Rachael Krinks and guests from Australia and around the world who have started new lives on islands. We talk to ordinary folk who decided to start new lives living on islands, as well as bloggers, academics and other experts on all things island … we’ll help you figure out if island life is for you and how to make the shift successful. If you want to start a new life living on an island, this is the podcast for you https://coochieislandnews.com/podcastRedland City Council is proud to provide funding for the Start a New Life Living on an Island Podcast as part of the COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Grants Program to assist the Redlands Coast Community.Keywords:#islandlife #island #saintthomas #usvirginislands #virginislands #inspiration #lovestory #podcast #podcastrecommendation #podcastaddict #apple #googlepodcast #iHeartRadio #spotify #spreaker #startanewlife #livingonanisland #startagain #tropicalisland #travel #places #seachange #lifestyle #travel #places
Meet Richard Vanhoff, of Private Islands Online Australia - he's a private island sales specialist - Richard reveals the most affordable islands you can buy right now in Australia….get ready to be surprised at just HOW affordable some islands are (hint, equal to the price of a reasonable home in a major Australian city). The week we recorded this episode, a Queensland island Richard sold was settling - sale price? Under $400,000!?! Seriously. Are there other islands for sale right now in your price bracket? What’s the difference between freehold and leasehold and are there any affordable freehold islands for sale right now? Grab your favourite beverage and put your feet up for a sweet 30 minutes guide to your new life. Can you afford a private island? You’ll find out in this episode.To learn more about Richard Vanhoff, go to https://www.australianislands.com.au/our-team To learn more about his business Private Islands Online Australia go to https://www.australianislands.com.au/ Richard’s Island Listings https://www.australianislands.com.au/islands-1 [UPDATE Richard advises us on 29/10/20 that he has a new listing: a rare freehold Island, not mentioned in this episode, Compigne Island, 60 acres, 6 different titles, near Gladstone, can be subdivided, for $3.5 million. Contact Richard for more information https://www.australianislands.com.au/our-team]Information about Islands Mentioned in this Episode:Pumpkin Island https://www.pumpkinisland.com.au/ Worthington Island https://www.australianislands.com.au/islands-1/wothingtonisland Poole Island https://www.australianislands.com.au/islands-1/pittisland1 STILL FOR SALE asking $995,000. Temple Island https://www.australianislands.com.au/island-homes/templeisland-mclng-xcn66-ffdgn-22zyz-ympxd-s9cz8-s238c-cmdjc Wild Duck Island https://www.australianislands.com.au/islands-1/wildduckisland Ninth Island https://www.australianislands.com.au/islands-1/ninth-island Hicks Island https://www.australianislands.com.au/island-homes/worthington-island-mclng-xcn66-ffdgn About the Start a New Life Living on an Island PodcastJoin our global community of island lovers – each Friday join Rachael Krinks and guests from Australia and around the world who have started new lives on islands. We talk to ordinary folk who decided to start new lives living on islands, as well as bloggers, academics and other experts on all things island … we’ll help you figure out if island life is for you and how to make the shift successful. If you want to start a new life living on an island, this is the podcast for you https://coochieislandnews.com/podcastRedland City Council is proud to provide funding for the Start a New Life Living on an Island Podcast as part of the COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Grants Program to assist the Redlands Coast Community.Keywords#islandlife #island #pumpkinisland #worthingtonisland #pooleisland #templeisland #wildduckisland #ninthisland #hicksisland #islandsforsale #privateislands #privateislandsaustralia #podcast #podcastrecommendation #podcastaddict #apple #googlepodcast #iHeartRadio #spotify #spreaker #startanewlife #livingonanisland #startagain #Queenslandislands #Australianislands #Australia #seachange #lifestyle #travel #places #solitude #freeholdproperty #property #propertysales #propertymarket #vespa #islandproperty #islandsales
Today we have a gorgeous Special Episode featuring Laura Payano, who’s from the small island of Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean. Laura shares a beautiful story about mindfulness by the sea, and a random act of kindness on the seashore. So join us for a mindfulness moment, sitting on the sand, by the sea. All of our worries are about to slip away…Laura lived in a small district called Arima, and she now lives on a small Australian island – in fact the one I live on, Coochiemudlo Island. Laura’s a nursing assistant and in her full interview which drops 27th November, you’ll learn why Laura switched islands and chose Coochie over the Carribean, and that you can find love where you least expect it.Join Rachael Krinks and guests from Australia and around the world who have started new lives on islands. We talk to ordinary folk who decided to start a new life living on an island, as well as bloggers, academics and other experts on all things island … we’ll help you figure out if island life is for you and how to make the shift successful. If you want to start a new life living on an island, this podcast is for you - more info about our guests and upcoming episodes here: https://coochieislandnews.com/Redland City Council is proud to provide funding for the Start a New Life Living on an Island Podcast as part of the COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Grants Program to assist the Redlands Coast Community.KEYWORDSCoochiemudlo Island, Moreton Bay Islands, Brisbane, Moreton Bay Island Group, Redlands Coast, mindfulness, meditation, seashore, relaxation, reducing stress, sitting on a beach, lifestyle, start a new life, living on an island
Our guest today is Jacqueline Schofield, host of the wildly popular Women Who Live On Rocks blog, Facebook and Instagram pages. Jacqueline is originally from Canada and moved to the Cayman Islands as a young woman and her story of how she picked her island has to be heard to be believed! Jacqueline reveals what it’s REALLY like to live on a small island, what drew her away home to Canada and then why she moved back to the island for GOOD. What was it about island life that drew her back? Today’s chat is full of insights and Jacqueline has lots of tips and food for thought for anyone contemplating moving to an island – including the LAST thing islanders want to hear you say when you arrive…What is it about living on an island that makes you feel “It feels like that’s where your body is at rest, like it’s where you’re meant to be?” Listen to our discussion about this, by downloading now…To learn more about Jacqueline Schofield and the Women Who Live on Rocks Blog, go to https://womenwholiveonrocks.com/blog/ and/or https://womenwholiveonrocks.com/25811-2/Information about:Grand Cayman https://www.visitcaymanislands.com/en-us/about-cayman/our-islands/grand-cayman Little Cayman https://www.visitcaymanislands.com/en-us/about-cayman/our-islands/little-cayman Cayman Brac https://www.visitcaymanislands.com/en-us/about-cayman/our-islands/cayman-bracAbout the Start a New Life Living on an Island Podcast:https://coochieislandnews.com/podcast/Join our global community of island lovers – each Friday join Rachael Krinks and guests from Australia and around the world who have started new lives on islands. We talk to ordinary folk who decided to start new lives living on islands, as well as bloggers, academics and other experts on all things island … we’ll help you figure out if island life is for you and how to make the shift successful. If you want to start a new life living on an island, this is the podcast for you https://coochieislandnews.com/podcastRedland City Council is proud to provide funding for the Start a New Life Living on an Island Podcast as part of the COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Grants Program to assist the Redlands Coast Community.Keywords: #islandlife #island #resilience #caymanislands #grandcayman #caymanbrac #littlecayman #podcast #podcastrecommendation #podcastaddict #apple #googlepodcast #iHeartRadio #spotify #spreaker #startanewlife #livingonanisland #startagain #CoochiemudloIsland #brisbaneislands #redlandscoast #seachange #lifestyle #travel #places
Episode 4 Dan Prescher

Episode 4 Dan Prescher

2020-10-0826:26

Searching for your very own island paradise? In Episode 5 you’ll meet Dan Prescher, Senior Editor of International Living, island lover and diver. You’ll learn the 5 most affordable, beautiful islands on which to start a new life! Dan reveals the best bang for your buck destinations. These are islands with gin-clear waters that are bathtub warm for fantastic diving with no wetsuit required… where you and your family can find affordable housing, ply your trade if you’re still working or running a business (the internet makes everything possible), with incredible diving, spectacular fishing, surf beaches, and the infrastructure you need for your best life - with everything that an island lifestyle is supposed to offer. Dan covers the ins and outs of buying an island property overseas as a non-citizen. You don’t have to be a millionaire to live on a tropical island. So where should you start? Listen now to find out!Learn more about Dan’s Top 5:Ambergris Caye, Belize - https://ambergriscaye.com/index.phpRoatan, Honduras - https://internationalliving.com/countries/honduras/roatan-honduras/Isla Mujeres, Mexico - https://internationalliving.com/island-living-at-its-finest-on-mexicos-isla-mujeres/Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic - https://internationalliving.com/countries/dominican-republic/las-terrenas-dominican-republic/Panama - https://internationalliving.com/take-a-boat-to-work-in-this-tropical-paradise-fyl/Learn more about:Dan Prescher - https://internationalliving.com/author/dprescher/ International Living - https://internationalliving.com/11 best islands in the world to retire on - https://internationalliving.com/best-islands-in-the-world-to-retire-on/The Start a New Life Living on an Island Podcast:We drop new episodes each Friday! Join Rachael Krinks and guests from Australia and around the world who have started new lives on islands. We talk to ordinary folk who decided to start a new life living on an island, as well as bloggers, academics and other experts on all things island … we’ll help you figure out if island life is for you and how to make the shift successful. If you want to start a new life living on an island, this podcast is for you.Previous and upcoming guests and episodes: www.coochieislandnews.com/podcastRedland City Council is proud to provide funding for the Start a New Life Living on an Island Podcast as part of the COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Grants Program to assist the Redlands Coast Community.Keywords: Dan Prescher, International Living, Ambergris Caye, Belize, Roatan, Honduras, Isla Mujeres, Mexico, Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic, Panama, Coochiemudlo Island, Moreton Bay Islands, Brisbane, Redlands Coast, work from home, sea change, baby boomers, lifestyle, start a new life, living on an island, retirement, islands, island life, island living, diving, fishing, surfing
Episode 3 Karen Burns

Episode 3 Karen Burns

2020-10-0132:35

This interview is a real standout. You’ll meet Karen Burns, who moved to Vinalhaven Island in Maine, US, at the age of 23 and loved it so much she couldn’t leave. Karen works with people living on islands up and down the Maine coast, in her role as Chief Talent Officer at Maine's Island Institute, a global leader in connecting island communities.Our conversation ranges widely and I loved it. We talk about the intergenerational friendships that develop in small island communities; the adaptability, resilience and innovation of people living on small islands; the push/pull between year round communities and tourism/visitors and newbies; managing expectations about what living on an island with a busy working port involves - and the wonderful joys and how we manage the challenges of island life. Yes, it was a wonderfully rich discussion! We also loved our shared sense of 'islandness': despite our islands being so different, and our lives as women are quite different, there were substantial similarities in how we experience 'islandness'. And, we talk about what the term 'islandness', coined by an Island Institute academic, means, to us. This interview is rich in insight. Don't miss it!To learn more about Karen Burns, go to http://www.islandinstitute.org/staff/karen-burns To connect with the Island Institute, go to http://www.islandinstitute.org/ Information about Vinalhaven Island can be found here http://www.islandinstitute.org/sites/default/files/Vinalhaven%20Community%20Profile.pdf Join our global community of island lovers – each Friday join Rachael Krinks and guests from Australia and around the world who have started new lives on islands. We talk to ordinary folk who decided to start new lives living on islands, as well as bloggers, academics and other experts on all things island … we’ll help you figure out if island life is for you and how to make the shift successful. If you want to start a new life living on an island, this is the podcast for you. https://coochieislandnews.com/podcastGRATEFUL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORRedland City Council is proud to provide funding for the Start a New Life Living on an Island Podcast as part of the COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Grants Program to assist the Redlands Coast Community.KEYWORDSislandlife islandness resilience adaptability innovation intergenerational friendship tourism managing expectations Maine lobsters podcast interview podcast recommendation islands start a new life living on an island, Coochiemudlo Island, Brisbane, Redlands Coast, downshift, downsize, seachange, lifestyle
Episode 2 Phil Hayward

Episode 2 Phil Hayward

2020-09-2428:00

What's behind our eternal fascination with mermaids? Who are the 'Missing Generation' who leave islands and never come back, and why? Find out in this episode. We talk with Philip Hayward, an island scholar, author and mermaid specialist. Can you find paradise on an island? (Can you find paradise anywhere?!) You’ll learn how to separate myth from reality when trying to make the best island choice for you; the challenging reality of island life; and, you’ll learn a lot about mermaids!Phil’s an island scholar from the University of Technology Sydney. He’s editor of global island journal Shima and he’s visited a number of islands around the world and has lived on a few. He’s thought deeply on what makes an ideal island and shares his thoughts with us. Phil is also the author of two books on mermaids published in 2017 and 2018, he edited a special issue of the journal Shima on Mermaids and Mercultures, published in October 2018, and he curated an exhibition of visual art entitled Making a Splash, Mermaids and Modernity, that toured Aust in 2017-18.Challenges of island life, island living reality, islands, start a new life, living on an island, Norfolk Island, Amami Islands, Coochiemudlo Island, Brisbane, Redlands Coast, downshift, downsize, seachange, lifestyle, mermaids, mermen, sirens, siren on a rock.To learn more about Phil Hayward and his work, go to https://www.islandresearchph.com/ Scaled for Success: The Internationalisation of the Mermaid (as editor and principal author), London: John Libbey & Co/University of Indiana Press - 262 pagesMaking a Splash: Mermaids (and Mermen) in 20th and 21st Century audiovisual media, London: John Libbey & Co/University of Indiana Press - 232 pagesShima https://www.shimajournal.org/index.php (Global Island Journal)'Introduction: Mermaids, Mercultures and The Aquapelagic Imaginary', Shima v12 n2 pp1-11 (2018) http://shimajournal.org/issues/v12n2/c.-Hayward-Introduction-Shima-v12n2.pdf 'I's the Merb'y: Masculinity, Mermen and Contemporary Newfoundland', Shima v12 n2 (co-authored with Cory Thorne) pp208-230 (2018)http://www.shimajournal.org/issues/v12n2/q.-Hayward-Thorne-Shima-v12n2.pdf Norfolk Island, Australia https://www.norfolkisland.com.au/ Amami Islands, Japan https://www.japan.travel/en/destinations/kyushu/kagoshima/amami-oshima-and-nearby-islands/ Join Rachael Krinks and guests from Australia and around the world who have started new lives on islands. We talk to ordinary folk who decided to start a new life living on an island, as well as bloggers, academics and other experts on all things island … we’ll help you figure out if island life is for you and how to make the shift successful. If you want to start a new life living on an island, this podcast is for you. https://coochieislandnews.com/podcastRedland City Council is proud to provide funding for the Start a New Life Living on an Island Podcast as part of the COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Grants Program to assist the Redlands Coast Community.
Episode 1 Bernard Salt

Episode 1 Bernard Salt

2020-09-1724:04

Today you’ll meet Bernard Salt, Australia’s most highly regarded trend spotter and demographer, author and columnist with Australia’s national newspaper, The Australian. You’ll learn Bernard’s pick of the best Australian islands within striking distance of a major job market on which to start a new life right now. Bernard’s crunched the numbers on why regional areas including islands are likely to be Australia’s post virus property winners - we’re going to be talking about why. Be sure to subscribe to our podcast so you don’t miss our Special Episode 27 November 2020, Australian Islands: Points of First Contact, with Bernard Salt.Enjoy Bernard’s notes below on interesting Australian islands. To learn more about Bernard Salt and his work, go to: https://www.bernard-salt.com.au/. Bernard’s column in the Australia where he identified the rush to the regions was published on 20/6/20, you can find it here: https://www.theaustralian.com.au/author/Bernard%20Salt Interesting Australian IslandsNotes by Bernard Salt AMJuly 2020 •Coochiemudlo Island located 1 km off Victoria Point on the Brisbane Coast and forming part of the Moreton Bay island group. More than 700 people live on Coochie, which was first discovered by Europeans in 1799 when Matthew Flinders landed there. It’s possible to live on Coochie and commute to Brisbane CBD in about an hour. •Kangaroo Island located 10 km off South Australia’s Fleurieu Peninsula coast. The island is home to 5,000 residents. It was cited by both Matthew Flinders and Nicolas Baudin (who named it Ile Bouda) in 1802. The island’s biggest town, Kingscote, was the first colonial settlement in South Australia founded in July 1836 some five months prior to the founding of Adelaide. •Browse Islet is a small uninhabited island 180 km off the Kimberley Coast (north of Derby). Browse Islet is the first place that a hostile force (the Japanese) landed in January 1944 when a party of 6 was on a reconnaissance mission to see whether the Americans were developing a naval base nearby. The used Browse Islet as a safe base from which to explore the (Kimberley) mainland, where they landed, wandered around for half a day or so, and left seeing and reporting nothing of interest.•Boundary Islet is a small (2 ha) uninhabited island located 56 km southeast of Wilson’s Promontory which is the southernmost tip of Victoria. In 1801 Bass Strait was discovered by Europeans who then set about determining the boundary between Tasmania (then Van Diemen’s Land) and the then colony of New South Wales which extended from Wilson’s Promontory to Cape York. A latitude line was determined that allocated most Bass Strait Islands to Tasmania, but Boundary Islet’s precise location was incorrectly determined as being a km or so further north, placing it in what would have been Victoria’s offshore island remit. More accurate surveying two decades later found that the gazetted and agreed state boundary latitude actually dissected one island, namely Boundary Islet. Accordingly, the modern-day boundary between Victoria and Tasmania includes an 85-metre common land boundary running east-west through Boundary Islet in the Hogan Group of islands. And so, yes, it is possible to walk from Victoria to Tasmania… on Boundary Islet. •Montague Island is located 9 km off the coast from Narooma; it is uninhabited; it was sighted by Captain Cook in 1770 and given its current name by the master of the second fleet in 1789.•Tiwi Island is located 50 km off the Darwin coast and contains a largely indigenous population of just over 2,000. A catholic priest stationed on Tiwi saw and reported incoming ‘formation’ aircraft in February 1942 about 20 minutes in advance of the bombing of Darwin. The alert was miss-identified as returning American planes and so no action was taken to prepare Darwin for the imminent raid.•Abrolhos Islands located 80 km west of Geraldton was the site of the Batavia shipwreck in 1629. This is a ripping (and tragic) yarn that took place just off the Australian coast but within what we would now call Australian sovereign territory.This episode's key words: Coochiemudlo Island, Southern Moreton Bay Islands, Moreton Bay Islands, Brisbane, Moreton Bay Island Group, Redlands Coast, rush to the regions, work from home, demography, Australian islands, downshift, downsize, seachange, baby boomers, lifestyle, start a new life, living on an island, property, families, affordable housing, major job marketsAbout This Podcast: Join Rachael Krinks and guests from Australia and around the world who have started new lives on islands. We talk to ordinary folk who decided to start a new life living on an island, as well as bloggers, academics and other experts on all things island … we’ll help you figure out if island life is for you and how to make the shift successful. If you want to start a new life living on an island, this podcast is for you. https://coochieislandnews.com/podcastRedland City Council is proud to provide funding for the Start a New Life Living on an Island Podcast as part of the COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Grants Program to assist the Redlands Coast Community.
Take a sneak peak at our upcoming interview with Bernard Salt (his episode drops Friday 18th September!). In this teaser episode Bernard Salt talks about Coochiemudlo Island, the tiny isle nestled up against Brisbane's bayside suburb of Victoria Point. 'Coochie' as the locals call it, is the peaceful isle from which this podcast has been launched. Bernard talks with host Rachael Krinks (a Coochie local) in his upcoming episode about why islands are likely to be post virus winners in the property sector, and he reveals his pick of the best Australian islands on which to start a new life. Bernard had never heard of Coochiemudlo Island before being contacted for an interview about the benefits of island life in a pandemic-fuelled world where families are leaving city life for the regions... find out in this teaser a little of what Bernard has to say about the jewel in Moreton Bay's crown... Coochiemudlo Island. If you love it subscribe to our podcast on your favourite app and leave a review ~ many thanks!
This is a special episode just over 2 minutes long (no music or fancy tricks, just a voice) for RUOK Day here in Australia (10/9/20). I was interviewing Laura Payano (our guest in a later episode) and we got to talking about how we find 'earthing' ourselves, by being barefoot on sand, letting the sea tickle our toes, putting our palms in the sand, listening to the waves and birds, soothes us. We shared in Laura's upcoming episode our favourite moments doing this and here is just a teaser couple of minutes of being sea soothed from me, your host, Rachael Krinks. We hope you find it meditative and peaceful, and tune in for Laura's episode (Episode 10). Thanks for listening!
Join Rachael Krinks and guests from Australia and around the world who have started new lives on islands. We talk to ordinary folk who decided to start a new life living on an island, as well as bloggers, academics and other experts on all things island including a fellow who sells islands (did you know in the last month you could have bought an Australian island for under $400,000?). We’ll help you figure out if island life is for you and how to make the shift successful. If you want to start a new life living on an island, this podcast is for you. In this Introduction episode, meet host Rachael Krinks who'll tease you with the topics, tips and guest list for upcoming episodes. Be sure not to miss Bernard Salt in Episode 1 launching 18th September 2020!Brought to you by Small Island Stories, publisher of Coochie Island News https://coochieislandnews.com/Redland City Council is proud to provide funding for the Start a New Life Living on an Island Podcast as part of the COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Grants Program to assist the Redlands Coast Community.
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