From Hamilton Island with love By Evan Hocking

Last week I went to Hamilton Island with my girlfriend for a few nights which was fantastic. When we arrived on the island we realised that there were no cars. The only way to get around was either by bus or by golf buggy.

We thought this was great, so we hired a buggy and started zig-zagging left and right all around the island. Every 60 metres I would get out and just walk through the bushes and the shrubs looking at the ground all the while swearing constantly, because this is what I usually do when I'm in a golf buggy!!!

Early in the trip my girlfriend said to me "Maybe we should buy some postcards and send them to people".

I thought to myself, I don't know if that's such a great idea. If someone sent me a postcard from Hamilton Island I'd be pretty pissed, it's like they were rubbing our noses in it.

Really when you think about it sending someone a postcard, is like saying "While you've been bored shitless at work, we've been doing this, hahahaha"

I think the only time I'd like to receive a postcard is if it came from Canberra, cause I'd open it and think "gee maybe work isn't that bad after all!!!!!"

So next time you go to a holiday destination and think of sending a postcard, just think how it's going to make the person receiving it feel. Maybe a fridge magnet might be a better option, no real harm done there............

in Hamilton Island, Queensland, Australia


Got his start in radio in Port Douglas but has bought his punchy delivery and observational style back to Melbourne. A regular at sporting clubs and functions around Victoria.

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