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05 September 2010
We`ve just got back from a wonderful 4 days away from it all, squeezed last minute in between jobs.

It didn`t start well, turning up at the airport only to be told our flight was cancelled and to come back tomorrow. Determined not to be thwarted we decided to start our break anyway, and after hastily rebooking flights and accommodation, turned it around by checking into the airport hotel and having a nice bottle of bubbly and evening. ;-)

Hamilton Island is the only island on the Barrier Reef a passenger jet can fly straight onto, so once we actually got on one, it wasn`t long before we were there. Qualia was gorgeous, and lived up to it`s hype. Was lovely to be away from work, kids, doctors, hospitals, bills, email, and mobile phones. We had an awesome lunch one day, watching 3 whales appear right on front of us, proceeding to put on a display of breaching. Next day we were dropped at one of the many private beaches. Lovely forgetting about the real world, albeit it only for a few days. All over too soon and back to work now.

Mark and Claire xx