Graham and I are in our mid-sixties and share a love of kayaking, the outdoors, wine and motor sports. I am quite a private person whereas Graham is more outgoing. He is an avid reader and has travelled extensively whereas I research on the Internet. I left England in 1973 and until 2014, have only travelled within beautiful Australia since. Graham is semi-retired and does work related to holiday rentals on North Stradbroke Island, he also runs a small distribution business. I am a retired finance manager and live on Macleay Island. Although we live on separate islands, we are a couple and therefore do a lot of island-hopping to spend time together. We both have dogs, children and grand children and will miss them a great deal while we're on our 5 month trip of the UK, Ireland and Europe.