So there I was, wandering along Main Street in Atherton, deep in conversation with a friend I hadn't seen for a couple of years, when I noticed a behatted fellow walking towards us. A man in a hat is not unusual in Atherton. A man in a hat, carrying a shepherd's crook is less common. Man + hat + shepherd's crook + sheepdog is rarer still. But perhaps rarest of all is man + hat + shepherd's crook + sheepdog – sheep + ducks dressed in oilskins and sou'westers. And that was the combination heading towards us.
'Is that normal?' my friend said.
'Welcome to Far North Queensland.'
Thanks to a tip off in the comments, here's the link to an article in the Cairns Post.