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The edge of the World

Congratulations Coral Waight for launching your travel book The Edge of the World. This first book in her travel series, Planning to the ‘Nth’ is now available at Amazon.com .

For anyone of any age wanting to experience Tasmania, this book is a must. Written in an easygoing, humorous style the reader will discover hidden gems when they travel the Apple Isle with Coral.

Coral’s comments

‘I’m pleased to say, that after weeks of anguish, involving much banging of my head on the desk, screaming at my computer and damning all technology to the depths of Hades, my travel blog is now up and running. I will be describing my experiences while finding my way around, first Tasmania, then New Zealand, England and back to New Zealand. I invite you to join me on the journey. The website is coralwaightravel.com. Note there’s only one ‘t’ in the address.’ 

To discover more of the history, pitfalls and delights of Tasmania visit to her blog. If you click on the cover of the book it will take you to Amazon.com where you can download a copy of The Edge of The World . A button on the site allows you to download a Kindle eReader with one click if you haven’t already got one.

If you’d like to know more about Coral you can visit her on Facebook.

On her 60th birthday, Coral Waight set out in her little hatchback, thermos and Esky in the boot, to begin the first of four road trips around the island of Tasmania, across Bass Strait from where she lives in Melbourne, Australia. She planned to the ‘nth’ degree, but nothing could have prepared her for getting stuck on the side of a mountain, in the dark, with her petrol tank on empty. Nothing prepared her for being on her own in a caravan park at Arthur River in the middle of a violent storm, or forgetting she gets sea-sick and spending a boat cruise around Tasman Island with her head in a bucket.

The wild, untamed west coast contrasted with the ethereal beauty of Great Oyster Bay and the fishing villages of the east. Cheap country pubs offered friendliness and warmth – and the odd hole in a window taped over with cardboard and packing tape – more like the homes of friends or relatives than hotels. The giant ferns and the great trees of the rainforests nurtured and replenished her spirit, and the history, white and indigenous, not too far in the past, filtered through everything.

Told with gentle humour and keen observation. this book will make readers want to visit Tasmania for themselves, all the while getting to know and like a woman whose unfailing good humour shines through the adventures she encounters.

Wineglass Bay Photo by Bjorn Christian Torrissen

A comment on Facebook by Jane says…

I felt as if I was right beside you in your adventures, Coral! I can’t wait to read more…it’s an inspirational story told with empathy and humor.  Congratulations on persevering and mastering the technology side of things too …very impressive.

I agree and I’m sure everyone associated with the Mordialloc Writers’ Group feels the same way. We wish Coral all the very best in her writing career.