These are just some of the places that inspired Magic Fish Dreaming.
When we lived in the North we were surrounded by banana fields, sugar cane, fishing spots where crocodiles might lurk, wonderful beaches, green tree frogs, geckos and more.
The children had a lot of space to play in and a small archery set; they never used it to kill anything, but instead just for target practice.
We were able to spend time becoming friends with the people of many cultures and seeing Indigenous cultural dances at community events.
There was also a land mark: the Giant Golden Gumboot, which we visited many times. Tully is known for this tourist attraction. It even has its own documentary.
But locals know there is much more to the Cassowary Coast than a giant gumboot.