Writing retreat 2020

Once again our lab set out for an exotic location to write write write! Following months of working in isolation, it was a nice change to get together and write collaboratively, with the encouragement and exchange of ideas that you can only get from your fellow researchers.

This year we ventured to Port Willunga. Our beachside house was the perfect spot for three days of writing. It was walking distance from Fleurieu Peninsula’s most photographed beach! The beach is famous for its golden cliff faces, crystal clear waters, soft white sands, and collectable pebbles. With only the sound of waves lapping at the sand, this spot was ideal for intense writing sessions.

Lucy Matson collected some amazing pebbles from the beautiful beach

As usual, our retreat featured team-bonding board games, great food, and excellent wine. We even had a special guest, former lab member and current collaborator Sasha Nahleen dropped in to share in some food and board games and to talk research with us all.

Good food is an essential part of any writing retreat.

As with any writing time, it is important to set goals, and stick to a schedule. Our writing time was strict, which meant that the evenings could be spent going for walks along the picturesque coast, practicing yoga, or simply relaxing in the quiet of the semi-rural setting.

The picturesque setting was the perfect place for long walks, and intense writing.

See more pictures of our adventure in our Gallery here.