May 11, 2011

South Lefroy Bay Ningaloo - 12th May 2011

Yesterday was the best day weather wise so far, we all got out on the water with Dave & I venturing out near the main reef in the kayaks. The fishing was good with large Golden Trevally taking the plastics and Dave caught a good sized Spangled Emperor which he was rapt about. Trev & Ashley have their camp set up next to Dave & Jo's and are here for the same length of time. We have heard that friends John & Wendy are also making their way up and staying at Billie's Point for 4-6 weeks in a couple of weeks time, so looking forward to their arrival.

We have been for a drive to Norwegian Bay and the old whaling station,we have been visiting it for many years, each time we have stayed at Ningaloo a visit to the Whaling Station is a must. Years of Salt, wind & cyclones have almost destroyed the area but still some old rusted machinery & boilers remain. The girls did some fossicking along the beach and i found a 3mt length of timber that i took back to the camp and used it for a base pole for my internet antenna. Things have improved in that regard and i am able to connect on to the NET most times.

May the 7th was my Birthday and Vickie made me a lovely meal of Lasagne with home made sausage rolls for entree. We had Dave & Jo & Ned & Kimbo over and had a few drinks. Joanne made me a beautiful cake which is simply the best!

Kimbo's 200 Cruiser broke a rear shock absorber and luckily we were able to organize for Trev to get two new ones and bring them up, Yesterday we changed them over, not an easy job when you dont have a hoist or air tools to get into tight places. Perserverance and a few bruised knuckles and couple of hours later the job was done.

The weather forecast is for thunderstorms this evening and rain for the next few days, the sky is dark and cloudy so they may well be right. If they are we go into water collecting mode.

1 comment:

The Retro Roamers said...

Hey guys

Looks a lot warmer where you are, than what we are are on the mountain top at Mapleton.

Ahhhh! we need a beach fix, and soooooon!

Safe travels

Cheers & beers