GORGEOUS THE NEXT…
As the saying goes “Queensland…beautiful one day, perfect the next!” but Coochie really puts on her best face in Winter. Many locals and regular visitors actually prefer the island in the colder months. Because there is a total lack of humidity which means the air is clear, the skies are clear and the water is crystal clear. The absence of day trippers also means mainland parking, always the bane of visitors, is easier to find avoiding punitive fines. This photo captures the serenity and stunning beauty of the island at this time of year. (Photo courtesy of Rob Bradley)
NEW COOCHIE GALLERY A HIT!
Curlew café owner Carolyn Brammer has been working tirelessly to make her dream of an art gallery on Coochie a reality. Adding to her efforts were the members of the highly active Coochiemudlo Artisans Collective who contributed their work and organisation skills, despite COVID 19 restrictions, to the project. It all came together recently with the well attended grand opening of the gallery. Carolyn is seen here with Artisans’ group President Collette Tobin with a stunning piece of work on display
MATTHEW FLINDERS BRAVES THE WAVES
It takes more than an international pandemic to stop and intrepid explorer! Despite the current restrictions on attendance at public gatherings Coochie still managed to stage the annual re-enactment of Matthew Flinders’ 1799 landing on the island in spectacular style. Matthew Flinders (Jason Morgan) was rowed ashore by his trusty able seamen Macintyre and Martin Newton.
BEV THE COOCHIE MARKETS STALWART
For many years Coochie local Bev Holcroft has been the driving force behind Coochie’s colourful foreshore markets.
After about 25 years association with the Coochiemudlo Markets the island stalwart stepped up to the challenge to make the event happen this year despite .the current severe restrictions on crowd numbers and interaction.
In the face of all these challenges the July market was one of the most successful in recent years