A Water World Of Her Own

A free spirit and quite the pilgrim for most of her life, Shell Biles settled in Gerringong six years ago. She was looking for a place that wasn't as hot as Darwin or as cold as Launceston, and no way could she cope in a metropolis like Sydney. One thing she liked about Gerringong was that, at the time, none of the big fast-food chains had a presence here. Those kinds of outlets . . . well, they're just not her.

More than a lot of people, Biles is in tune with "what's me and what isn't." Take...

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