Amanda Skipper is convinced that some of the best star constellations can be seen from her lounge window in her home near Jurien Bay.
“There’s nothing more fascinating than looking up to the sky at night and seeing those bright stars shining through the darkness.”
“I live in Alta Mare, a thirty-minute cycle ride from Jurien. These stars are magical, there is no better place in Australia to view them,” Amanda says.
Amanda is the pharmacy assistant at Jurien Bay Pharmacy. She came here with her husband four years ago with a view to retiring and leading a slower paced life.
“We were here on holiday and one night walked to the seafront to watch the sun set.”
“Seeing the sun go down was so spectacular, that we decided to come back the following week and then we just made that move,” she laughs.
“I love the wild flowers and the outdoor lifestyle. I run and enjoy exercise as I used to be a naturopath so follow a healthy lifestyle.”
This year Amanda was nominated for the WA Pharmacy Assistant of the Year award, an accolade which makes her very proud.
“I am nearly 60 and still studying! I’m doing my Cert IV in Pharmacy. I have a drive and determination to be the best I can be. I’m always striving for perfection, and I believe I’ve found that here, in Jurien Bay – it really is a perfect place to live.”
Jurien Bay is a real, honest destination. It is a place for those who want to put down the mobile and take a break from city life. Those who just want to do little or nothing for a while. To read a book, to fish off a jetty, to pay a cheeky visit to the local or to just sit and look at the blue, blue waves roll in. When you’re in Jurien Bay, time is not measured in hours or minutes, but in moments.