Home in Trinity Park’s Bluewater marina is perfect fit for all buyers

first_imgOwners of 14 Apollo Quay, Trinity Park at Bluewater, Maureen and John Bennett, are selling their home via Cairns Property Shop. June 17, 2017“You can spend a lot of time pottering with the boat without worrying about the lawn.“You can have a barbecue and enjoy a drink on the deck and take in the water views, you can’t get much better than that.”The property’s pontoon can accommodate vessels up to 12m and is the perfect place for kids to skip stones and learn how to cast a line.For those who love the outdoors, especially water sports and golf, Bluewater’s proximity to the Half Moon Bay Golf Club and a variety of quality dining spots are also expected to draw interest in the property.In fact, locals have been known to take smaller boats up to Yorkeys Knob Boating Club for a meal.“You don’t have to take a vehicle,” Mr Bennet said. “It just adds another dimension to going out.” Owners of 14 Apollo Quay, Trinity Park at Bluewater, Maureen and John Bennett, are selling their home via Cairns Property Shop. June 17, 2017Mrs Bennett said the couple had both lived in the home and rented it out while living in a neighbouring house, and listed a practical layout as one of the building’s drawcards.“It is a very large house on a small piece of land and features two outdoor balconies and very reasonably sized bedrooms,” she said.“If there is someone working in the kitchen, you can still be very involved in the life of the family because it is all open. “You can open the doors to the outdoor balcony which leads to the canal and all that is one open room – it’s just lovely.”The pair, who spent some time working in Papua New Guinea as fly-in, fly-out employees said the home’s easy upkeep would suit those working away or couples with demanding careers.More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms3 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns3 days ago“You don’t have great quantities of lawn to mow and gardens to look after but you feel you’re in a green tract,” Mr Bennett said. Owners of 14 Apollo Quay, Trinity Park at Bluewater, Maureen and John Bennett, are selling their home via Cairns Property Shop. June 17, 2017A FAMILY-friendly, low-maintenance home at one of Cairns’ most exclusive addresses is set to go under the hammer next month.John and Maudi Bennett bought the four-bedroom, two-bathroom house at 14 Apollo Quay at Trinity Park’s Bluewater marina five years ago but health issues are forcing the couple to sell up and move closer to Brisbane.An integrated open-plan living area leads out to a canal terrace perfect for entertaining right on the water’s edge, and direct access to a personal eight-metre pontoon provides an easy escape to a day of snorkelling and diving on the Great Barrier Reef.center_img Owners of 14 Apollo Quay, Trinity Park at Bluewater, Maureen and John Bennett, are selling their home via Cairns Property Shop. June 17, 2017Property Shop sales and marketing director Ben Johnston said the state-of-the-art, architecturally designed residence was filled with natural lighting. “It’s really quite an opulent home and there are not many who will go past the gourmet chef-style kitchen with marble benches, ample cupboard and bench space and integrated fridge/freezer, microwave and built in coffee machine,” he said. “There is also split-system airconditioning throughout, a pool, a double garage, side access, and a completely fenced yard to maintain privacy.”last_img read more

Badgers look for polished performance against Panthers

first_imgAlready surpassing her total from a season ago, redshirt junior forward Paige Adams leads the Badgers’ offensive attack with four goals and one assist in just six matches.[/media-credit]In their last game before the Big Ten schedule begins, the Wisconsin women’s soccer team travels eastward Wednesday for their annual matchup versus in-state rival Wisconsin-Milwaukee.The No. 13 Badgers (5-1) have had problems with the Panthers (1-3-1) in recent years with only one win, three losses and a tie since head coach Paula Wilkins took over. Wisconsin will look to avenge last year’s 2-1 in overtime loss to Milwaukee.Wilkins said she knows Milwaukee is going to give Wisconsin everything they’ve got Wednesday night.“It’s always been a great in-state rival game for us,” Wilkins said. “Throughout the years we have exchanged wins and losses. They are always well organized. They are going to be very good and they are going to want to play. Their movement off the ball and ability to keep the ball is fantastic.”UW-Milwaukee, a member of the Horizon League, is currently on a three-game losing skid, with their last win coming at home against St. Bonaventure Aug. 19.Wednesday’s game with the Panthers marks the Badgers’ last contest before they enter Big Ten play.Wisconsin has every excuse to overlook the single-win Panthers Wednesday and look ahead to its gigantic Big Ten matchup with No. 11 Penn State Sunday. However, UW redshirt junior forward Paige Adams said she believes there is enough of a rivalry between the two Wisconsin teams to keep the Badgers from looking ahead to Sunday’s game.“I think just because it is Milwaukee and we have such a rivalry with them that no matter what, we are always focused on beating them rather than the game ahead,” Adams said. “I know Penn State is a big game but we take it one game at a time and that’s what we are going to do.”The Badgers have had no problems lighting up the scoreboard this year with 17 goals already on the young season, good for an average of nearly three goals a game. They will hope to keep their explosive offensive attack going against a Milwaukee team that have given up 15 goals in five games and has allowed three or more goals in its last four matches.Adams, who leads the team with four goals, hopes the offensive unit will improve on its fundamentals against the overmatched Panthers’ defense.“I think we just have to get back to the basic things that we got away from a little bit,” Adams said. “Like pressing as a group and recovering in transition. Those are some things we got away from in the last game, but we are going to get back there.”Milwaukee’s offensive squad has not posed much of a threat for opposing teams thus far, scoring only seven goals on the season while being shut out in over half its games.The shortage of goals for UW-M may be a result of the lack of experience on the team. Milwaukee has only four seniors on the 33-man roster, and only one of them is a forward. With a lack of experience in the offensive unit, the Panthers lack a veteran to take over the offensive burden. Amy Kauffung, with two goals on the season, is the Panthers’ only player who has scored more than one goal.The stagnant Milwaukee offense might be just what Wisconsin’s defense needs to get back on track. Wisconsin redshirt sophomore defender Alexandra Heller said the defense will need to stay focused for all 90 minutes in order for the defensive play to remain consistent.“The key to our defensive success is staying focused,” Heller said. “In the first halves of games we do really well and then we kind of drift off and lose our mentality. So I think we just have to make sure that we do the details right.”The defenders aren’t the only ones who want to see more stability. Wilkins said she hopes the game with Milwaukee will be a stepping stone in the entire team’s effort to remain consistent for an entire game.“The biggest thing for us is consistency,” Wilkins said. “I saw some things in the Illinois State game and then some things where our work rate just wasn’t high enough. So we are demanding more from each other to be better all the time, so that will be a big thing.”last_img read more