You know you’re on holidays when you relish the chance to get out of bed at daybreak. With the Noosa River calling, and a paddleboard with my name on it, who has got time to sleep.
Sting rays are flitting across the river bed, pelicans are sailing past, early-rising fishermen head for the bar, and a sea eagle is keeping an eye on proceedings from the top of an old gum as the sun peeps through the clouds.
The Noosa River inspired my first adventure series for kids – Hazard River, published five years ago, and I still can’t get enough of the place.
My resolution for 2016: to come here more often!
Happy New Year to you. Hope you’ve got lots of great adventures ahead.
Julie (J.E.) Fison writes for children, teens and adults. Her books include the 'Hazard River' adventure series, stories in the 'Choose Your Own Ever After' series for readers who like to decide where the story goes, as well as a play for high school students called 'As the Crow Flies'. Julie regularly visits schools and festivals to talk about her writing and is a regular guest on ABC Radio Brisbane.
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