Three tropical locations in a row – what is it with MEA conferences that spoil the delegates?
2013 – Darwin – where the tropical weather beckoned and the venue struggled to deliver.
2014 – Kuala Lumpur – where we sweltered outside and nearly froze inside, and the venue over delivered.
2015 – Hamilton Island – situated on the Great Barrier Reef where the venue was quite limited last time we were here (2002). Looking forward to the improvements to the convention centre.
Leaving Canberra yesterday morning was not hard at all. And the stopover in Sydney just proved that this is a very good time to be heading north.
Friday – arrive, strip off the layers, lunch, swim, walk, swim, have a giggle at the wedding on the beach, hire a buggy, watch the sunset with a G+T, have another giggle at the wedding party at One Tree Hill lookout, dinner at the dock (Manta Ray cafe is recommended, especially the squid), after dinner drink, try to shut out the sounds of the wedding party disco (why is it that wedding DJs all have the same appalling set list?)