David himself, architect, builder and host of the Whitsunday Wilderness Lodge, greeted us when the helicopter landed. Not much on formality at this place, I could have saved a couple kilos by leaving home the clothes I’d brought to dress for dinner. Who knew? And who could guess that we would have the whole place to ourselves. I saw the wallabies scurry into the jungle when we landed – already I was getting pulled into the bush.