POM IN OZ: Donut take Geraldton for granted

Derek GoforthMidwest Times
Lisa Favazzo wondering how she's going to finish this caramel timtam doughnut from Beached Barrel.
Camera IconLisa Favazzo wondering how she's going to finish this caramel timtam doughnut from Beached Barrel. Credit: The Geraldton Guardian

I often write articles that are critical of certain aspects of our society, but I would like to take this opportunity to write an unapologetically positive piece.

I love our City and I love our region, I want to tell you why.

Well who wouldn’t?

Sadly a few, if social media is to be believed.

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Who can’t help but to be in awe of the countryside? Our beaches and the outback both within driving, and often walking distance, of all residents.

Back in the UK, going to the beach would be a big deal, as in what would be needed to make it happen.

Also, choosing a beach isn’t really a consideration as there is often only the one to go to.

But here we often make our choices on our current mood...in the mood for a long dog run? Pages it is! A Good coffee? Well let’s get to Midalia quick. Or just a sedate look at some artworks? Lets take a long walk up to Georges Beach then.

I am sure there are not many countries or regions that can offer that.

Certainly not outside the great land Down Under anyhow.

I love the fact that even though we may not have a vast array of specialty shops and cafes, what we do have is utterly top notch.

The Midwest not only looks after their own but also our visitors and tourists. It takes a lot for a Gero local to be put out.

A great German sausage? If you walk a few kilometres north of your donut stop you might just find a large-than-life German guy who specialises in just that.

We have some of the best little boutique shops, butchers, cafes and local businesses in the country — in my humble opinion.

Above all I love the people here. Big personalities and open minds and hearts.

My family have always been welcomed, even with our strange Pommie accents.

The Midwest not only looks after their own but also our visitors and tourists. It takes a lot for a Gero local to be put out. Whether it’s offering directions to the best coffee stop or rounding up your mates to drag a car, which a silly Pommie thought he could drive on the dunes, back onto dry land.

Could I see myself living anywhere else? Well to be honest I could, but would I miss the windy city every single day?

Yes I certainly would.

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