Where are we now?

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

Monday, June 13, 2011

Day 134. Barn Hill Station

Give a girl a fish and she'll eat for a day, teach her how to fish and she'll eat forever.......

Well lunch today anyway!

We woke today to the howling wind, that has followed us for the last few days. I didn't let that stop me though, I had a date with a grey nomad named 'John' who I had met at 80 Mile Beach for a morning fishing session. While Shane and Scarlett hid under the doona watching DVDs; I rugged up, pulled out some squid, and followed John to his secret fishing spot here at Barn Hill Station.

The wind wasn't as fierce down on the beach, and the sun was shining. It was however still a little chilly, but the view was amazing. We went into a little bay hidden in the rocks, and both cast in. We had to battle the cheeky seagulls who were constantly trying to steal our bait. I even cast straight into one, who was hovering in my path. He managed to carry my bait out a little further for me until it came off him, so I was pleased about that.

After about an hour we'd still had no bites, and were about to chuck it all in when the usual happened,. I hooked a modest sized Spotted Spanish Mackerel. He practically swam straight into the beach for me, so with little fighting and me thinking I had lost him I had him pulled in within seconds. Hoping my luck would continue, I cast in again as John decided he had enough and headed back. I got a couple more bites but nothing hooked up, and after a couple more hours Shane and Scarlett appeared scrambling across the rocks looking for me.

We explored the rock pools for a bit, but had to head back to fillet the fish before he dried out. I ended up crumbing the fillets and we had them for lunch with salad. Unfortunately Scarlett wasn't keen to try it at all, which was a pity as it was such a sweet yummy fish, I recon she would have enjoyed it.

I had an afternoon nap, while Shane up-loaded our blog and Scarlett did craft. It was such a lovely lazy afternoon, hiding in the van from the wind. Jo and the guys called past at 5:45pm and asked if we would like to come down to the water to watch the sunset, and Scarlett jumped at the idea as she hadn't seen the kids all day. It was such a lovely sunset, I never get sick of watching it sink over the water.

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