Queensland. Reason #146 why we love it.

251491-ute-wakeboarding‘WITH crocodiles and deadly jellyfish in the ocean and dangerous cassowaries in the rainforest, Far North Queenslanders are used to living on the edge.
So when the monsoon rains start to pour there’s only one thing for it. Wakeboarding!

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5 Responses to Queensland. Reason #146 why we love it.

  1. Darin says:

    I’d do it,probably end up with grass in my teeth trying though :mrgreen:

  2. The Gantt Guy says:

    But this is atrocious, KG! Those boys shouldn’t be riding on the back of that utility vehicle! And certainly not without safety harnesses. And hi-viz vests.

    And as for the young man “wakeboarding”, well. Regulations require that he wear both a helmet and life jacket. And given the likely depth of the water*, he should also equip himself with knee- and elbow-pads.

    I shall have to inform our Occupational Health and Safety Manager at once.

    The only possible reason for this egregious breach of health and safety rules is if the boys are indigenous, and this form of post-precipitation worship is part of their traditional culture. But judging from the pasty-looking skin on them, they’re much more likely to be racist white rednecks than proper brown indigenous Australians. In fact, the only thing missing is the racist Australian flag in the back window of their conveyance.

    *approximately equal to the depth of talent in the federal Labor party

  3. Barry says:

    I know FNQ (offcially now TNQ [the T is for Tropical – supposed to sound more appealing for tourists ] ). It’s a great place!

  4. KG says:

    Sure is, Barry. But a tad damp right now….we’re only 500km from the coast and getting zero rain. :cry: