4 Ways to enjoy a boatie lifestyle without buying your own boat

Want to get on the water for free? We’ve found 4 ways to get you on the water in bigger craft than a SUP or kayak without the drama (and two of the options are free!). And, get your FREE Rapid Antigen Test delivered to Coochie (if you’re eligible) see page 3.

Your February issue of the Coochie Island News is now available to view and download: https://coochieislandnews.com/online-editions/

The print version is at Curlew Cafe, Coochiemudlo Island Beach Bar and Seminara Apartments and will be at all mainland outlets later today and our gym from Tuesday.

So much talent on such a tiny isle! Thanks to our fabulous contributors who shared their news, views, and writing talents! Please support our sponsor Bay Island Transport for their magnificent longstanding support of this newspaper. Darren & Louise Gearing, we love your community spirit! We particularly love our front colour page which pops! Thank you for your support.

Thank you to each of our advertisers for your community focus. We grow businesses and we love having you on board.  Huge thanks to our growing band of community-focused advertisers booking and paying for ads 12 months advance – THANK YOU Angela Hoskins (Site Content), Craig Carter (Coochie Contractors), Kerry Burton (Team Solomon Estate Agents), Matt Bufalino (Bufalino Builders), Ian and Christine Hart (Coochiemudlo Island Beach Bar), and Steven Shelley, Shelley Contracting! Awesome support!

Thanks to each and every advertiser in CIN, and the businesses allowing us to distribute CIN on their premises. We love you!  BIG THANKS to subeditor Helen Symes for her fast professional work. And thank you dear readers – without you reading, there would be no reason to have a paper.

Be sure to check out our Two of Us – How We Met couple, Michael des David’s fishing tips, Adaire’s latest houseboat adventure, Christo’s relationship tips, Helen’s fitness tips, Coochie’s house prices are still surging (some stats on page 7), a lovely On the Deck interview, Outrigger news, how to get fresh, health and kind food, a new story by Giuseppe Grasso, a book review by moi! We have our Golf Club’s events and news and lots more! Like… another great Meet Our Volunteers interview, a story on our magnificent library volunteer reno squad, whew! I think that’s it for another month!

Thanks for supporting Coochie Island News. It means a lot to this community.

Have a lovely weekend!

Rachael xx