DAY OFF: Brisbane’ s James Egan works on Curtis Island and loves visiting ‘the mainland’ on his day off.
DAY OFF: Brisbane’ s James Egan works on Curtis Island and loves visiting ‘the mainland’ on his day off. Nicky Moffat

Curtis worker glad to get off island on weekends

CURTIS Island worker James Egan was in Gladstone enjoying his day off on Sunday.

Mr Egan moved from Brisbane to work for Santos GLNG as a civil structural marine engineer a year ago.

While he enjoys his work, he finds working in a separate, almost isolated community a challenge and looks forward to his weekends.

"It's very nice coming to Gladstone after you've been living on Curtis Island, I can tell you that much," he said.

"It's a bit monotonous over there. There's not much to do. But it's work."

The 24-year-old said there are some great people working on the island, and his social highlight was enjoying barbecues with them, and going bushwalking and to the region's beaches.

Every four weeks Mr Egan flies home and spends time with his dog Chico ("boy" in Spanish), a border collie cross.



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