LETTER TO EDITOR: Does natural paradise really need casino?

AT THE risk of sounding like Jerry Seinfeld, Great Keppel is an island all about nothing.

The one word I would use to describe GKI is nothing. Nothing to disturb you. Nothing to think about, nothing to need. Nothing to interrupt your view, nothing but time to do nothing.

GKI is a whole lot of nothing.

On Great Keppel Island you can draw, dance, play guitar (music), paint, read, sing, swim, sail, snorkel, sit, take photographs, talk, write, walk on the beach or in the bush.

Watch wildlife. You can watch a sunset or sunrise uninterrupted. You can feel the sand between your toes and the sun and the water on your skin. You can experience what it's like to stop.

Great Keppel Island is only 9.7 nautical miles (that's 18km for us landlubbers) across the water but it is a world away.

Some call it paradise. Some say it needs a casino. What say you? I say our island has a natural future.

Our community has a boundless future. However that may mean nothing. I'm okay with that.

Anne Margaret O'connor

Rockhampton.



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