Where are we now?

Where are we now?
Where are we now? Tahmoor, NSW. Updated 7th December 2011

Friday, February 25, 2011

Day 26. Port Lincoln

When the cats away...

Yep! That's right! When the cats away, the mice will play! Ummm, well.... only to a certain point in this case anyway. (My partner in crime is only 5 years old you know).

Today, Scarlett and I waved 'bye bye' to Bec as she disappeared over the horizon seeking her adventure with sharks! Hours earlier, we helped Rebecca with her assortment of bags (incl. her vodka) board the 'Princess II', to start her voyage out to the Neptune Islands to dive with Great White Sharks! She was so excited! I've never seen her look so 'alive'.

Unfortunately, the same can't be said for Scarlett. She was devastated to find out that she and I weren't going with mum. Scarlett kept reminding us that 'she is a good swimmer' and 'she like sharks too!' True, but not this time I'm afraid. She is my little princess! But we said farewell to Bec, and Scarlett was all tears and sobs - so I had to bribe her by immediately taking her to the local pool to 'try out' her snorkeling gear - and you know what - she bloody did a great job first go! She is a natural! She is already duck diving and coming up and clearing her snorkel without taking her head out of the water. That's my girl!

I'm taking her out to swim with the Southern Blue Fin Tuna (in the farming pens) on Monday, so we are trying to get in as much practice as possible before then. I'm not afraid, as Scarlett never ceases to amaze me. On that note, I don't think she will have any problems by the time we get to Exmouth in Western Australia to dive with the Whale sharks! This girl was born to swim!

Anyway - back to the story. About an hour into the swimming at the pool, I get a phone call from Bec informing me that she and the Rodney Fox crew and boat were leaving the wharf and heading out to sea. I quickly grabbed Scarlett, and we walked out of the pool and crossed the road to the Marina to wave a final farewell to Bec! There she was, up on the deck waving frantically to Scarlett and me back on the mainland. She looked so excited and in her realm that I couldn't help but smile. I hope she has the most amazing adventure ever! And I can't wait to hear about it when she gets back - or to see the photo's!

Oh yes! Umm photo's. You have probably noticed that there are no photo's in today's blog. I'm sorry to say that there will be no photo's in any blogs for the next few days as Bec has stolen our camera's to take with her. So you have to put up with my dribble until she returns. I'm sure she will come back and re-edit these next few days with photo's and her stories.


But its not to say that Scarlett and I will be sitting on our laurels either. Even today after Bec left, we got up to much mischief and mayhem!

After the pool, we went back down the Port Lincoln foreshore and played in the park a little, and then returned to the caravan park to play in our own playground a bit more too! I then cooked us a yummy BBQ dinner - sausages and veg (Scarlett isn't very adventurous when it comes to food).

We then went for a big walk around the bay, and went rock crawling around numerous headlands. We walked up to 5 x big pelicans that almost let us touch them before flying off! Just before sunset, we walked down to the pier to talk to some local fishermen when an Australian Sea Lion swam right up to the pier to check us out before swimming off to chase more fish! It was great, and Scarlett loved it - unfortunately there are no photo's, but we have our memories and stories....

During our walk we came across 5 x rabbits, 1 x big rat, and a couple of Pied Oystercatchers - not to mention the numerous seagulls, 'fifty ten' parrots, and the previously mentioned 5 x large pelicans and the Australian Sea Lion.

Not a bad afternoon if you ask me!

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