first_imgOn 43.3 hectares in the Mission Beach hinterland, 48 Reichardt Rd in the locality of Silkwood comes with its own cool, deep swimming hole fed by the pristine spring waters from the adjoining World Heritage National Park.Mr Williams said the three-bedroom timber home was solid and constructed with French doors and windows throughout. The 12m long and 3.5m wide veranda is stunning with views down towards one of two permanent creeks on the property.“At 200ft above sea level the home is situated in the centre of the property, with panoramic views out to the coast,” he said.“Other features include a four-bay powered shed, 38,000L rainwater tank and mature tropical fruit trees such as avocados, mangosteen, citrus, jackfruit and lychees. There are birds and wildlife to spot, plenty of privacy and the opportunity to take advantage of the unique eco-tourism potential.” On 43.3 hectares in the Mission Beach hinterland, 48 Reichardt Rd in the locality of Silkwood comes with its own cool, deep swimming hole fed by the pristine spring waters from the adjoining World Heritage National Park.NESTLED in the foreground of Japoon National Park and Tully Gorge National Park lies a home and sprawling land that will entice even the most hardcore citydweller for a peek at what life could be like.On 43.3 hectares in the Mission Beach hinterland, 48 Reichardt Rd in the locality of Silkwood comes with its own cool, deep swimming hole fed by the pristine spring waters from the adjoining World Heritage National Park.Ray White Mission Beach agent Dick Williams said it was an exciting opportunity to list the idyllic property just 30 minutes from Mission Beach, 15 minutes from Kurrimine Beach and 30 minutes from the business centre of Cassowary Coast capital Innisfail. On 43.3 hectares in the Mission Beach hinterland, 48 Reichardt Rd in the locality of Silkwood comes with its own cool, deep swimming hole fed by the pristine spring waters from the adjoining World Heritage National Park.“The owners have moved onto the coast because they needed more space for cattle. They had a great life bringing up the family there,” he said.More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days ago“I think it’s really appealing to people from Cairns or the greater region, it’s an escape, something for someone to get to on the weekend — it has a decent home and shed. “It’d be lovely for someone who is locked in Cairns for work to have this place that they can escape to on the weekend.”There are 25 acres of cleared land including a fenced eight-acre and one- acre paddock. Another 15 acres could be cleared with minimal effort. There is also 40 acres of old growth rainforest with Silky Oak and other species.last_img read more

first_imgEuropean Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley had a sense US Open champion Martin Kaymer was on the verge of producing something special and believes the “low maintenance” German will make an ideal team member at Gleneagles. Kaymer won his second major title with a dominant display at Pinehurst last week, setting or equalling numerous records on his way to a commanding eight-shot victory. It was the 29-year-old’s second wire-to-wire win in the space of six weeks after his triumph in the Players Championship, where McGinley was impressed by the former world number one’s reaction to the hard-fought success. McGinley, who had dinner with Kaymer late on the Sunday evening at Sawgrass, said on Tuesday: “It was nice to hear the debrief, but it was also very insightful for me. “It was very clear from what he was saying to me and what he was saying to his caddie that this wasn’t a rejoicing, shouting from the rooftops, we are back on the top of the summit again. It’s a start. “And it’s no surprise he’s followed it up six weeks later to win a major. He was very clear that this was the start of a surge and he’s been proved right.” Kaymer admitted on Sunday that he struggled to cope with the extra attention brought on by his first major title in the US PGA Championship in 2010, which led to an eight-week spell as world number one the following year. He also said he would not have picked himself as a wild card for the 2012 Ryder Cup team after a loss of form, but having secured the final qualifying place he had little choice and ended up holing the putt which ensured Europe retained the trophy after the ‘Miracle at Medinah.’ “He’s a very interesting guy,” added McGinley, who was a vice-captain to Jose Maria Olazabal in Chicago. “He gives a lot away about himself when he gives a press conference, he’s very insightful about himself and he’s very honest. “He’s a popular guy. Yes, he minds his own business and does his own thing but he’s a very loyal guy, loyal member of the team. And he’s an easy guy to pair. He’s not high maintenance. He doesn’t need to play with one player or another. “He’s kind of happy to be guided, whatever the captain says. That’s what we saw with Jose and Monty (Colin Montgomerie, captain in 2010), as well. There’s no reason to think he won’t be any different with me, hopefully anyway.” McGinley has named Sam Torrance and Des Smyth as two of his vice-captains for Gleneagles and confirmed on Tuesday that his other two assistants would be younger men currently playing on the European Tour. “I want to see who the 12 players are before I look at (vice-captains), but safe to say those two will be current players, players that are still playing on Tour,” added McGinley. Scotland’s Paul Lawrie is a likely candidate if he fails to make the team. McGinley was speaking ahead of this week’s Irish Open at Fota Island, where the likes of Rory McIlroy will be hoping to claim victory on home soil – assuming his clubs turn up, that is. McIlroy took to Twitter on Tuesday to complain that United Airlines had lost his clubs on his flight from Newark to Dublin, with the airline replying: “Your clubs will be in tomorrow and we’ll deliver them to the tournament for you.” Press Associationlast_img read more

first_imgA Florida man says he contracted flesh-eating bacteria without touching the water.Tyler King was working in Santa Rosa Beach last week when his left bicep suddenly swelled to three times its normal size.He went to the hospital where he was diagnosed with vibrio, a flesh-eating bacteria often found in brackish water.King is the third person in less than a month to contract a flesh-eating bacteria in Florida.Lynn Fleming, 77, died last week when she was infected after falling at a beach on Anna Maria Island.A young Indiana girl contracted the infection while swimming in Gulf along the Florida Panhandle. The 12-year-old recovered after having several surgeries to save her leg.It remains unclear if the cases are somehow related, but all have contracted the bacteria in Florida sparking safety concerns.last_img read more

first_imgFacebook225Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Westport WineryWestport Winery earned two Best of Class awards at the New World International Wine Competition held in California in February.Photo courtesy: Westport WineryBoom Runner, a sparkling rose of Pinot Noir, earned 98-points,Best of Class and a double gold medal. This wine was crafted from grapes harvested at Kitara Vineyard in Oregon’s Willamette Valley AVA. Some proceeds from this wine are donated to the Polson Museum in Hoquiam who are also credited with providing the vintage photograph for the label. Industrial artist Tavis Highlander created the sculpture commemorating this wine in their 15-acre display garden.Dawn Patrol, a blend of Riesling and raspberries was awarded 94-points, Best of Varietal, Best of Class and a gold medal at the event. The grapes for this wine were harvested from Red Willow Vineyard in the Yakima Valley AVA and Elephant Mountain Vineyard in the Rattlesnake Hills AVA. A portion of the proceeds from this wine benefits the Twin Harbors Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. The label features an original watercolor by Darryl Easter. The sculpture by Jeffro Uitto commemorating this wine is located on the ninth hole of the winery’s executive golf course.“Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives – choice, not chance, determines your destiny.” Aristotle #aristotle #crushingit #wawine #westportwinery #greatergraysharbor #goldmedal #pinotnoir #winning #dawnpatrolWestport Winery Seaside received the 2019 Rising Star Award from the Seaside Chamber of Commerce. Westport Winery and the Roberts family were honored with Seattle Business Magazine’s Community Involvement Business of the Year for 2018. In 2017 the Westport Winery Garden Resort was named Greater Grays Harbor Business of the Year. USA Today named the Sea Glass Grill at Westport Winery Garden Resort one of the top five winery restaurants in the nation. The business has been voted Best Winery by King 5 Evening Magazine.In 2016 Westport Winery was honored as one of the top twenty most-admired wineries in North America by Winery & Vineyard Management Magazine. The business earned Best Winery, Best Wine Shop, and Best Boutique Winery for 2016 by South Sound Magazine. They received the Grays Harbor Environmental Stewardship Award in 2015. They are finalist to the Best Washington Family Business competition by Seattle Business Magazine. And in 2011 they garnered Washington Winery to Watch by Wine Press Northwest.In Oregon, Westport Winery Seaside and Seaside Kites are open daily from 11am to 6pm. For more information on the Oregon operation guests can visit their website at www.westportwinery.com. Family-friendly Westport Winery Garden Resort is located on the corner of Highway 105 and South Arbor Road halfway between Aberdeen and Westport. The Sea Glass Grill at the resort is open daily or brunch, lunch, and dinner from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information or reservations call 360-648-2224.last_img read more