In early April, 11 of us from our research group at UWA went to the seaside town of Yanchep, just north of Perth, for a research retreat. Anne Thomas from the Uni of Sydney joined us, and had a tough trip back to the airport due to a problem with the trains. The venue was Club Capricorn and our shacks were a stone’s throw from the ocean. A bunch of us presented open problems in the first couple of hours, and then we split into working groups. I won’t give away too much but two of the problems have already produced enough for a couple of publications. One was on a problem posed by Anne, the other was given by Alice Devillers and Wei Jin. Unfortunately, the natural flow of a university has prevented us from making more progress on the other problems. We need more time away from the campus to get some more work done! I will leave it to others to report more on the success of the retreat.