Your [. . .]ting tales of coral reef life so [. . .]ed us that we felt we couldn't wait until reaching Queensland, and
took a plane to these handier[?] tropics. But they are lovely, nonetheless, not only underwater but also on land, among palms
and bougainvilleas and mangroves, where the anis[?] and the frigate birds play. M. is a very pleasant forum at the non-[.
. .] W- and of P.R. with enough to keep us entertained and enlightened for at least a fortnight. They even have a local M.B.L.
I trust you are surviving the long northern winter. All the best. Ralph and Joyce.