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Hayman Island, Australia, Dec 1973 - 01 | by Ed Yourdon
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Hayman Island, Australia, Dec 1973 - 01

Various pictures from our visit to Hayman Island, in the Great Barrier Reef section of northeastern Australia, in December 1973.


We stayed here for almost a week, and enjoyed the sunshine and the surf -- and, perhaps most of all, a wonderful after-dinner drink called Yalumba Port, which we sipped each evening after dinner.


Then one morning, the hotel staff bustled up to our beach bungalow and began madly putting away chairs and tables, looking anxiously at the sky. "What's going on?" we asked.


"There's a huge tropical storm approaching," they said nervously. "If you'd like to evacuate the island, the last boat back to the mainland is leaving in 30 minutes." Needless to say, we were on it; and though it took another day or two of coping with torrential winds and rain, we eventually made it back to Sydney for the long flight back to the U.S....


Note: this photo was published in TripWolf's "Hayman Island travel guide." It was also published on this Wikipedia page.


Moving into 2010, the photo was published in a Feb 10, 2010 blog titled "Hayman Island, playas de lujo en Australia." And it was published in a Mar 10, 2010 blog titled "NEW REPORT: AUSTRALIA FLUSH WITH RENEWABLE ENERGY RESOURCES, BUT YET TO USE THEM." It was also published in a Sep 2, 2010 blog titled "Conoce el Norte de Australia desde las alturas."


Moving into 2011, the photo was published in an undated (mid-Feb 2011) blog titled "Velký bariérový útes – Great Barrier Reef." And it was published in an undated (late Nov 2011) blog titled "Witsunday Islands - Hayman."

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Taken in December 1974