Engineer returns after five years in Brisbane
KURT Dobbin has moved to Boyne Island this year, but for him it means coming home.
Mr Dobbin has been living in Brisbane for the past five years studying mechanical engineering.
He said living an inner-city lifestyle close to all his friends had been a nice change.
"It's nice to be close to my family again but I did get used to the city life.
"I liked living so close to everyone.
"Here your friends are all spread out. Some people are at Gladstone but others in Calliope or Boyne so it's a bit more spread out."
But there are some things about Gladstone he couldn't wait to get back to and that's playing footy with the boys.
"I've been playing since I was six. I guess it's a bit of a family sport - my dad got me into it.
"It's a passion that's been growing for years."
Unfortunately for Mr Dobbin his passion comes at a price.
He dislocated his shoulder in September when he was playing footy in Brisbane (which was not as good as playing with his Gladstone mates, he says).
And since rejoining the Seagulls, he has popped it back out again.
"I will probably need a shoulder reconstruction one day," he said.