|Next morning checking the traps... Did the croc leave me anything? |
I didn't get any fresh water crays but i did catch some favourite Barra bait.
A Big mouth
|Ivanhoes crossing was still closed so we headed in via the back road on the old Wyndham rd .|
No crowds as the water level is still a bit high to warrant fording it on foot to get to the opposite bank
|Ah the serenity|
|Fatboy catching live bait|
|At this point I'm in! Troy get me that Net... STOP TAKING PHOTO'S... first Barra nerves set in|
|This little fella was just under 40 cm. Local size restrictions meant we had to throw it back. You can keep anything from 55cm and up. I was stoked as you can see in the photo. Back it went to fight another day.|
|Kites on the scavenge for the next meal|
|The pelican saw Troy swinging about his live bait on the rod & figured there must be lunch near by. He did far better than we did pulling in several fish in a short time|
|After lunch it was off to the Hoochery...|
to buy some hooch?
They have to grow their own sugar cane as the region now grows mainly sandalwood with the sugar cane industry going under some time ago
|Please ring the bell 3 times if counter unattended! Troy couldn't help himself & rang it anyhow|
|Katherine hot spring .... German backpackers in the foreground... |
This artist is good. They must have been there on the same day we did.
|Geoff kindly offered his tinny for us to explore the Ord river in. |
We didn't have to think twice about that one...
|Off to the rapids to try & catch a 2nd for the day.|
|We parked up stream & clambered over the rocks to get down stream into the holes were the Barra are hiding out|
|A local grunter impersonating a flying fish .|
|It gets dark up here very quick. No longer had the sun hit the horizon we headed back to the boat. Twilight only lasts about 20 minutes so we had to high tail it back to Geoff's place before it got dark|
|10 minutes later back at Geoffs. What a magic spot. Ken I could see you up here! wanna buy the 10 acres next door?|