Sometimes the unexpected podcasts can be the most rewarding. On my journey west in the Fraser Coast Region, I found myself staying overnight at the Utopia Environmental Reserve as the guest of Tony Bayliss & Fiona McDonald Bayliss. What I didn't know about this adventure was that Tony is a passionate wildlife sound recordist, who will do this until he literally falls of his perch. My chat with Tony only dipped a toe in an ocean of knowledge & experiences. How fantastic for the Fraser Coast to have this knowledge within our very own region. Listen To Tony share a bit about his seachange from London to Utopia (near the Mount Walsh National Park), in Queensland, Australia & discover how he has followed a childhood interest in birds to now travel the world recording rare & uncaptured audio moments for the national sound archives in Australia, UK & the USA. To find out more about the Australian Wildlife Sound Recording Group[ click link here.
Jussy meets for the first time, Business Manager/Creator/Abuse Survivor, the beautiful and amazing Jessie Leigh McCarthy.
Jessie has recently launched right here in teh Fraser Coast, Bite the Blue. A service to combat mental health issues as an early intervention. Jessie shares openly and honestly some of her story which gives a clear understanding of her own experiences and how they have added to her journey so far, creating her now strong & confidence self, hoping to give back to the community to make the world a better place.
She has developed an eye catching brand, around her logo, looks like a nibbled donut or large lifesaver! But the meaning behind this she shares and it all makes sense.
Jessie thank you so much for sharing your personal story and the amazing contribution you are now making back to the Fraser Coast & beyond!
Jussy chats with Maryborough local, straight spoken naturapath Deb Hannam. Deb doesn't mince words, whether she is chatting about her life in Maryborough, her devil child, or how she carries out colonic irrigation. Deb is very active in the community, both with her naturopath services and also the Maryborough Mural Project. Listen to a relaxed and humorous chat getting to know Deb.
Jussy chats with Just4Kids Children's Charity Tagalong Adventures, Catering Manager Paul Taylor at River Heads RV Park about the upcoming tag-a-long 4WD adventure travelling from Alice Springs to Katherine via Broome. This fantastic charity raises money enroute & gives back to those communities.
An enormous amount of volunteer time & money is spent to organise & hold the annual adventure, with the committee spread from Tasmania to Townsville.
Take a listen to Paul's chat & a special thank you to their sponsors already on board, PFD & TJM.
Mark the dates on your calendar & contact Paul @ Fraser Coast RV Park & Mango Lodge River Heads to find out more. This adventure is departing 7th April 2021 and ends on 31th April 2021.
Jussy chats with Lydia Revill, Horse Riding Instructor & talented dressage rider. Lydia is another opsitive story found within the Fraser Coast Region, this time at Teddington Weir, near Tiaro (South of Maryborough).
The setting is gorgeous, rolling hills, tree lined country roads, horses & cattle in the paddocks.
Lydia shares a little about herself & her riding lessons, as well as answers a few questions from Jussy to determine whether she is on the single market & actually has time for the eligible bachelors of the Fraser Coast.
All laughs aside, we really want to thank Lydia's Riding Lessons for supporting #100KsToUtopia in kind sponsorship helping us complete the route safely.
Jussy chats with Mandy McKay of Mandy Moo's Cleaning Crew & Jussy's pussy just couldn't sit quietly. Michael, the rescue cat, found it comfortable to sit all over the mixer & brush up on the mike, but it didn't halter the conversation. Then Mandy discloses all of the places she has been cleaning! Oh No! Not My Big Red Button! Mandy, there are places you cannot clean! All in good fun, a life hearted look a my awesome cleaning professional who is working to keep our home sanitised to avoid the Covid-19!
Jussy chats with Narellan Pools which ends up being a bit of a laugh about the bum washers with high powered jets in her pool. In all seriousness though, Jussy wanted to thank Narellan Pools for becoming a major sponsor for the epic MS Queensland Fundraiser 100Ks To Utopia. You guys are awesome!
Jussy stumbles across Toogoom retiree Grant Mitchell on her search for Everything Fraser Coast - everything positive that is! What started out as an adventure to learn about Dorper Sheep Farming, took an uexpected turn when she discovers Grant is an engineer & has developed a range of essential farm equipment for small farm needs. Check out the chat, & visit www.greenpro.com.au to learn more about the equipment.
Jussy chats with Cat Gallaher. Cat shares her story, from being in a career that paid the bills but didn't fill her heart, to a chance conversation which gave her a "light-bulb moment" which sent her life ona totally new path. A sliding door moment where she made the conscious decision to change lanes. Now looking back, there no mention of regret. There is honesty in the challenges but you can hear her passion about what she does, how she helps others & how when you help, you are rewarded tenfold back. Thank you so much Cat for sharing your story, so wonderful you call the Fraser Coast home. Visit Active Aussies Facebook Page Here.