Sunday, August 31, 2014

Another Fishing Weekend.

We went fishing at the Keep River last weekend, camped overnight. Spot the dead cow in the mud on the bank? Spot how many crocodiles lurking near by??

No boat ramps in this part of the world. Once the boat is off the trailer, this is how
you get it in the water. I couldn't watch.

Yes, I know we are mad to get in a small dingy and fish in the same river as that. I did have butterflies for the first hour or so till I caught this! Nice looking barra.
And Daz caught this one.

This was the view from our campsite as twilight approached. A lovely weekend.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

A Weekend on a Houseboat!

When Mum and Dad were up in May, Mum went in the Diamond Dig. Within five minutes she dug up a weekend for 7 on a local luxury houseboat! Out of all the prizes that were on offer (including pink diamonds, this is the one I really wanted to win!) So everybody was very excited when we took it out one weekend in June.

It was very easy to drive, you didn't even have to have your hands on the wheel!

Our boat became the tender of  the houseboat! We towed it up rather than drive it, save on fuel that way.

We putted up the river for about four hours, putted very slowly and moored here. This was the view from the front...

And this was the view from the back. Dad is watching the sunrise here. Shortly after this photo we lifted the cover off the BBQ and cooked breakfast on the top deck.

On Sunday morning after breakfast we untied the little boat and drove back to the boat ramp to Celebrity Tree Park where we meet with our Girl Guide Unit and helped the Governor General who was visiting town plant a tree at the park. It was such an amazing experience for the girls. After the tree planting we popped back in the boat and drove back to the houseboat, it was a great weekend.

Thanks Nan for digging up such a great prize for us to all share!