September’s ‘Adventure’ stories included Carmyl's ‘slow moving’ journey in 1961 to Aceh in Northern Sumatra to work as a volunteer graduate in a scheme to replace Dutch public servants until Indonesians graduated and took over. Jill's story of travelling in Papua New Guinea in 1976 also had a political element, as this was the year following PNG’s independence from Australia. James wrote about his adventures working in a Kibbutz, then travelling in Europe following Frommer's 'Europe on $10 a Day’, while Ray wrote about his joyful 'musical' adventure participating in FCJ College’s ‘Find Your Voice’ project. Phil's story ‘It happened in Scotland’ was also about venturing into the unknown.
Neville and Bev’s catch-up stories of 'Retirement' again featured more complex, less planned and/or less joyous transitions than are often viewed as typifying retirement.
A story about Phil's Austrian hat, symbolizing a time in his life when he was travelling overseas, resonated with both James and Lou, as James has a similar, badge covered hat and Lou’s childhood lederhosen outfit featured a similar hat. Lou went on to share an amusing vignette relating to his career as a disseminator of inventions.