Start a New Life Living on an Island

Sep 24 2020 12 mins 5

“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 3 Karen Burns
Oct 01 2020 32 mins  
This interview is a real standout. You’ll meet Karen Burns, who moved to Vinalhaven Island in Maine, US, at the age of 23 and loved it so much she couldn’t leave. Karen works with people living on islands up and down the Maine coast, in her role as Chief Talent Officer at Maine's Island Institute, a global leader in connecting island communities.Our conversation ranges widely and I loved it. We talk about the intergenerational friendships that develop in small island communities; the adaptability, resilience and innovation of people living on small islands; the push/pull between year round communities and tourism/visitors and newbies; managing expectations about what living on an island with a busy working port involves - and the wonderful joys and how we manage the challenges of island life. Yes, it was a wonderfully rich discussion! We also loved our shared sense of 'islandness': despite our islands being so different, and our lives as women are quite different, there were substantial similarities in how we experience 'islandness'. And, we talk about what the term 'islandness', coined by an Island Institute academic, means, to us. This interview is rich in insight. Don't miss it!To learn more about Karen Burns, go to http://www.islandinstitute.org/staff/karen-burns To connect with the Island Institute, go to http://www.islandinstitute.org/ Information about Vinalhaven Island can be found here http://www.islandinstitute.org/sites/default/files/Vinalhaven%20Community%20Profile.pdf Join our global community of island lovers – each Friday 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 new lives living on islands, 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 is the podcast for you. https://coochieislandnews.com/podcastGRATEFUL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORRedland 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.KEYWORDSislandlife islandness resilience adaptability innovation intergenerational friendship tourism managing expectations Maine lobsters podcast interview podcast recommendation islands start a new life living on an island, Coochiemudlo Island, Brisbane, Redlands Coast, downshift, downsize, seachange, lifestyle


Episode 2 Phil Hayward
Sep 24 2020 28 mins  
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 pagesMaking a Splash: Mermaids (and Mermen) in 20th and 21st Century audiovisual media, London: John Libbey & Co/University of Indiana Press - 232 pagesShima 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/podcastRedland 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 1 Bernard Salt
Sep 17 2020 24 mins  
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 IslandsNotes by Bernard Salt AMJuly 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...








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Ruthruth Sep 09 2020
Very excited to hear what comes next. Could I? Should I move to an island?