The weather was a pain but it didn't stop us from Kayak fishing most days and beach fishing most nights, we managed to get in some snorkeling on the better days and both Dave & Daniel had a shark experience. Dave and i were snorkeling together and we had just arrived at a large coral bomby when Dave shouted to me SHARK, i was looking around for it but couldn't see it, i looked around to ask Dave where and what size but Dave wasn't there ... the Buddy system to Dave apparently means SEE YA BUDDY as he was swimming to shore at a rate that would get him into the Olympics, Err thanks Mate!!
As it turned out i didn't set eye's on it and survived. It wasn't the only time Dave saw SHARKS, the next i was out on the Kayak with my back to Dave who had just returned to shore to fix his rig, I could hear him hollering SHARK but i had already seen a pod of dolphins swim past me so i wasn't concerned, a few more shouts and i thought I'd better see what he is on about so i turned around just as he pointed to a dolphin coming to the surface ...... I guess better safe than sorry and we had a good laugh about it later.
Dan's experience was when he was snorkeling by himself, he came back to camp looking a bit shaken and explained that a shark swam straight at him, not a large one around 1.2mt but he swears it looked like a small Great White! My view is any Shark swimming at you is enough to scare the shizen out of you and made for another good camp fire story.
|A small amount of rigs salvaged along with Trevor's broken rod taken by a large Shark one night|
|Dan, Elle and baby Eve asleep|
|Elle, Dan and Madison|
|Maddi and Elle|
|Dan's 1st Ningaloo fish, a Charlie Court|
|Charlie Court or Chinaman Cod|
|Another combined cook off, we ate well|
|Holding onto Poppy|
|Our latest grand daughter Eve|
|Happy Birthday Dan|
We ate extremely well as usual, we had theme nights along with progressive dinners
|Trevor's Asparagus and Cheese Entree|
|Ashley's stuffed Mushroom Entree|
|Jo's Chicken Cacciatore|
|Vickie's Apple Berry Pie|
|Mick's Salt and Pepper Squid|
The rest of our time was fairly uneventful, we felt bad for Dan and Elle having windy weather and poor fishing but sometimes that's just the way it goes, we will be back again next year and hope the rest of the extending families can join us again.
|Another night, another Shark|
|Geoff's Fish and Chips|