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“I wonder what it’s like to move to an island…”

Join Rachael Krinks and guests from around the world who have started new lives living on islands. If you want to start a new life living on an island, this podcast is for you.

We talk to ordinary folk who decided to start a new life living on an island, as well as bloggers, academics and other experts on all things island ... we’ll help you figure out if island life is for you and how to make the shift successful.

Launching Friday 18th September. From 18th September we'll drop weekly episodes each Friday!

Guests include:

Bernard Salt, on why islands are likely to be post virus winners in the property sector, and Bernard’s pick of the best Australian islands on which to start a new life.

Anne Tillig, Owner of Elizabeth Island, on how she and her husband bought an island off the coast of Melbourne and the challenges of building her dream home on the island after her husband passed away.

Dan Prescher, Senior Editor International Living, on the best islands around the world on which to start a new life.

Jacqueline Schofield, Host of popular blog Women Who Live on Rocks, on how she moved from Canada to start a new life living on Grand Cayman Island, with one suitcase and a bike to follow. We talk about the character traits that contribute to a successful shift to island life.

Richard VanHoff, of Private Islands Online Australia, a specialist in selling islands, on the 5 affordable islands you can buy right now, and how to buy an island.

JoAnne Saunders, a social worker from Baltimore, USA, and writer on the blog Women Who Live on Rocks, on kissing life in Baltimore goodbye and starting a new life in the Virgin Islands, arriving with nothing but four suitcases of summer clothes and a tote bag full of swimsuits.

Phil Hayward, an island, coastal and acquatic researcher and editor of Shima, the international journal of research into island cultures, on the myth of the ideal island, whether paradise is something we can buy or rent or just an idea and his fascination with mermaids.

And a lot more!

Redland City Council is proud to provide funding for the Start a New Life Living on an Island Podcast as part of the COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Grants Program to assist the Redlands Coast Community.

Start a New Life Living on an Island Rachael Krinks

    • Places & Travel

“I wonder what it’s like to move to an island…”

Join Rachael Krinks and guests from around the world who have started new lives living on islands. If you want to start a new life living on an island, this podcast is for you.

We talk to ordinary folk who decided to start a new life living on an island, as well as bloggers, academics and other experts on all things island ... we’ll help you figure out if island life is for you and how to make the shift successful.

Launching Friday 18th September. From 18th September we'll drop weekly episodes each Friday!

Guests include:

Bernard Salt, on why islands are likely to be post virus winners in the property sector, and Bernard’s pick of the best Australian islands on which to start a new life.

Anne Tillig, Owner of Elizabeth Island, on how she and her husband bought an island off the coast of Melbourne and the challenges of building her dream home on the island after her husband passed away.

Dan Prescher, Senior Editor International Living, on the best islands around the world on which to start a new life.

Jacqueline Schofield, Host of popular blog Women Who Live on Rocks, on how she moved from Canada to start a new life living on Grand Cayman Island, with one suitcase and a bike to follow. We talk about the character traits that contribute to a successful shift to island life.

Richard VanHoff, of Private Islands Online Australia, a specialist in selling islands, on the 5 affordable islands you can buy right now, and how to buy an island.

JoAnne Saunders, a social worker from Baltimore, USA, and writer on the blog Women Who Live on Rocks, on kissing life in Baltimore goodbye and starting a new life in the Virgin Islands, arriving with nothing but four suitcases of summer clothes and a tote bag full of swimsuits.

Phil Hayward, an island, coastal and acquatic researcher and editor of Shima, the international journal of research into island cultures, on the myth of the ideal island, whether paradise is something we can buy or rent or just an idea and his fascination with mermaids.

And a lot more!

Redland City Council is proud to provide funding for the Start a New Life Living on an Island Podcast as part of the COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Grants Program to assist the Redlands Coast Community.

    Episode 2 Phil Hayward

    Episode 2 Phil Hayward

    What's behind our eternal fascination with mermaids? Who are the 'Missing Generation' who leave islands and never come back, and why? Find out in this episode. We talk with Philip Hayward, an island scholar, author and mermaid specialist. Can you find paradise on an island? (Can you find paradise anywhere?!) You’ll learn how to separate myth from reality when trying to make the best island choice for you; the challenging reality of island life; and, you’ll learn a lot about mermaids!

    Phil’s an island scholar from the University of Technology Sydney. He’s editor of global island journal Shima and he’s visited a number of islands around the world and has lived on a few. He’s thought deeply on what makes an ideal island and shares his thoughts with us. Phil is also the author of two books on mermaids published in 2017 and 2018, he edited a special issue of the journal Shima on Mermaids and Mercultures, published in October 2018, and he curated an exhibition of visual art entitled Making a Splash, Mermaids and Modernity, that toured Aust in 2017-18.

    Challenges of island life, island living reality, islands, start a new life, living on an island, Norfolk Island, Amami Islands, Coochiemudlo Island, Brisbane, Redlands Coast, downshift, downsize, seachange, lifestyle, mermaids, mermen, sirens, siren on a rock.

    To learn more about Phil Hayward and his work, go to https://www.islandresearchph.com/

    Scaled for Success: The Internationalisation of the Mermaid (as editor and principal author), London: John Libbey & Co/University of Indiana Press - 262 pages

    Making a Splash: Mermaids (and Mermen) in 20th and 21st Century audiovisual media, London: John Libbey & Co/University of Indiana Press - 232 pages

    Shima https://www.shimajournal.org/index.php (Global Island Journal)

    'Introduction: Mermaids, Mercultures and The Aquapelagic Imaginary', Shima v12 n2 pp1-11 (2018) http://shimajournal.org/issues/v12n2/c.-Hayward-Introduction-Shima-v12n2.pdf

    'I's the Merb'y: Masculinity, Mermen and Contemporary Newfoundland', Shima v12 n2 (co-authored with Cory Thorne) pp208-230 (2018)
    http://www.shimajournal.org/issues/v12n2/q.-Hayward-Thorne-Shima-v12n2.pdf

    Norfolk Island, Australia https://www.norfolkisland.com.au/

    Amami Islands, Japan https://www.japan.travel/en/destinations/kyushu/kagoshima/amami-oshima-and-nearby-islands/

    Join Rachael Krinks and guests from Australia and around the world who have started new lives on islands. We talk to ordinary folk who decided to start a new life living on an island, as well as bloggers, academics and other experts on all things island … we’ll help you figure out if island life is for you and how to make the shift successful. If you want to start a new life living on an island, this podcast is for you.
    https://coochieislandnews.com/podcast

    Redland City Council is proud to provide funding for the Start a New Life Living on an Island Podcast as part of the COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Grants Program to assist the Redlands Coast Community.

    • 28 min
    Episode 1 Bernard Salt

    Episode 1 Bernard Salt

    Today you’ll meet Bernard Salt, Australia’s most highly regarded trend spotter and demographer, author and columnist with Australia’s national newspaper, The Australian. You’ll learn Bernard’s pick of the best Australian islands within striking distance of a major job market on which to start a new life right now.

    Bernard’s crunched the numbers on why regional areas including islands are likely to be Australia’s post virus property winners - we’re going to be talking about why.

    Be sure to subscribe to our podcast so you don’t miss our Special Episode 27 November 2020, Australian Islands: Points of First Contact, with Bernard Salt.

    Enjoy Bernard’s notes below on interesting Australian islands. To learn more about Bernard Salt and his work, go to: https://www.bernard-salt.com.au/. Bernard’s column in the Australia where he identified the rush to the regions was published on 20/6/20, you can find it here: https://www.theaustralian.com.au/author/Bernard%20Salt

    Interesting Australian Islands
    Notes by Bernard Salt AM
    July 2020

    •Coochiemudlo Island located 1 km off Victoria Point on the Brisbane Coast and forming part of the Moreton Bay island group. More than 700 people live on Coochie, which was first discovered by Europeans in 1799 when Matthew Flinders landed there. It’s possible to live on Coochie and commute to Brisbane CBD in about an hour.
    •Kangaroo Island located 10 km off South Australia’s Fleurieu Peninsula coast. The island is home to 5,000 residents. It was cited by both Matthew Flinders and Nicolas Baudin (who named it Ile Bouda) in 1802. The island’s biggest town, Kingscote, was the first colonial settlement in South Australia founded in July 1836 some five months prior to the founding of Adelaide.
    •Browse Islet is a small uninhabited island 180 km off the Kimberley Coast (north of Derby). Browse Islet is the first place that a hostile force (the Japanese) landed in January 1944 when a party of 6 was on a reconnaissance mission to see whether the Americans were developing a naval base nearby. The used Browse Islet as a safe base from which to explore the (Kimberley) mainland, where they landed, wandered around for half a day or so, and left seeing and reporting nothing of interest.
    •Boundary Islet is a small (2 ha) uninhabited island located 56 km southeast of Wilson’s Promontory which is the southernmost tip of Victoria. In 1801 Bass Strait was discovered by Europeans who then set about determining the boundary between Tasmania (then Van Diemen’s Land) and the then colony of New South Wales which extended from Wilson’s Promontory to Cape York. A latitude line was determined that allocated most Bass Strait Islands to Tasmania, but Boundary Islet’s precise location was incorrectly determined as being a km or so further north, placing it in what would have been Victoria’s offshore island remit. More accurate surveying two decades later found that the gazetted and agreed state boundary latitude actually dissected one island, namely Boundary Islet. Accordingly, the modern-day boundary between Victoria and Tasmania includes an 85-metre common land boundary running east-west through Boundary Islet in the Hogan Group of islands. And so, yes, it is possible to walk from Victoria to Tasmania… on Boundary Islet.
    •Montague Island is located 9 km off the coast from Narooma; it is uninhabited; it was sighted by Captain Cook in 1770 and given its current name by the master of the second fleet in 1789.
    •Tiwi Island is located 50 km off the Darwin coast and contains a largely indigenous population of just over 2,000. A catholic priest stationed on Tiwi saw and reported incoming ‘formation’ aircraft in February 1942 about 20 minutes in advance of the bombing of Darwin. The...

    • 24 min
    Sneak Peak - Bernard Salt on Coochiemudlo Island TEASER

    Sneak Peak - Bernard Salt on Coochiemudlo Island TEASER

    Take a sneak peak at our upcoming interview with Bernard Salt (his episode drops Friday 18th September!). In this teaser episode Bernard Salt talks about Coochiemudlo Island, the tiny isle nestled up against Brisbane's bayside suburb of Victoria Point. 'Coochie' as the locals call it, is the peaceful isle from which this podcast has been launched. Bernard talks with host Rachael Krinks (a Coochie local) in his upcoming episode about why islands are likely to be post virus winners in the property sector, and he reveals his pick of the best Australian islands on which to start a new life. Bernard had never heard of Coochiemudlo Island before being contacted for an interview about the benefits of island life in a pandemic-fuelled world where families are leaving city life for the regions... find out in this teaser a little of what Bernard has to say about the jewel in Moreton Bay's crown... Coochiemudlo Island. If you love it subscribe to our podcast on your favourite app and leave a review ~ many thanks!

    • 1 min
    Being Sea Soothed - For RUOK Day

    Being Sea Soothed - For RUOK Day

    This is a special episode just over 2 minutes long (no music or fancy tricks, just a voice) for RUOK Day here in Australia (10/9/20). I was interviewing Laura Payano (our guest in a later episode) and we got to talking about how we find 'earthing' ourselves, by being barefoot on sand, letting the sea tickle our toes, putting our palms in the sand, listening to the waves and birds, soothes us. We shared in Laura's upcoming episode our favourite moments doing this and here is just a teaser couple of minutes of being sea soothed from me, your host, Rachael Krinks. We hope you find it meditative and peaceful, and tune in for Laura's episode (Episode 10). Thanks for listening!

    • 2 min
    Your Introduction to Escaping to an Island...

    Your Introduction to Escaping to an Island...

    Join Rachael Krinks and guests from Australia and around the world who have started new lives on islands. We talk to ordinary folk who decided to start a new life living on an island, as well as bloggers, academics and other experts on all things island including a fellow who sells islands (did you know in the last month you could have bought an Australian island for under $400,000?). We’ll help you figure out if island life is for you and how to make the shift successful. If you want to start a new life living on an island, this podcast is for you. In this Introduction episode, meet host Rachael Krinks who'll tease you with the topics, tips and guest list for upcoming episodes. Be sure not to miss Bernard Salt in Episode 1 launching 18th September 2020!

    Brought to you by Small Island Stories, publisher of Coochie Island News https://coochieislandnews.com/

    Redland City Council is proud to provide funding for the Start a New Life Living on an Island Podcast as part of the COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Grants Program to assist the Redlands Coast Community.

    • 7 min

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