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Active Retirees : Active Retirees Oct-Nov 2012
Active RetireesTM | 57 sausage sizzle at the recently created Cattana Wetlands in Smithfield is on the agenda, plus croc spotting in The Daintree, a mystery coach tour and even a cabaret-style magic show. While he may have nixed his daughter’s suggestion of bungy jumping, snorkelling enthusiast Charles also has a less extreme activity on his trips wish-list. “My ambition is to encourage our membership to take a day charter and perhaps get the record for the oldest group of snorkellers. “I visit parts of the Reef and snorkel frequently and know those not yet venturing on their door step would find it magical.” •• PErformancE of a drEamTimE A specially arranged buffet lunch – courtesy of Charles and Inge’s negotiating skills – was laid on recently when the trips and tea club headed to Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Centre in Smithfield, Cairns. Originally opened by the Queen, the centre has a variety of cultural demonstrations delivered by local Indigenous performers. And Charles used the strong turnout of 50 members to persuade the performers to give an impromptu didgeridoo demo. “It proved a resounding success,” says Charles. “It slightly surprised me to learn that, while members lived locally, few visit our local tourist attractions. So I anticipate return visits.” ! Charles and Inge Stimson have organised a series of memorable trips since taking over the morning tea and tours organisation in 2010. Andrew Watson Photography
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