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Good morning Weekend

A little something while I get this weeks ‘weekly photo challenge’ organised. Have a great weekend.
Jen 🙂



Come for a walk with me…

Come with me, and let me show you the scenery as I take my 5.5k walk.  You have to be careful though, there’s not much room in some places to walk, and the roadkill can get quite pungent…

Turning left from my house and heading down the hill, south, towards the shopimage

Follow the road around to the right, avoiding a stop at the shop,  and watch the cows as they watch you (ok, heifer, steer, Bovine creature)image

A short distance later, turn left and heading south again, follow the long and winding road (only a few hundred metres)image

a vege garden along the wayimage

just past here, we turn left, heading downhill slightly towards the water image

and checking out lush paddocks on the way image

the start of the Esplanade, turning left and heading north for 2k (past the playground, boat ramp and old jetty at the bottom of our road) image

the second last uphill, near the end of the esplanade image

The highway, turn left here, and go for 500 mt up the hill, nearly there image

Home! Not bad, and it only took 45 mins (or 4-5 mins if you’re reading this..) image

If I fancy a shorter walk, I cut it in half by heading down my road to the esplanade and then follow this trip.  The dog usually comes on this one. He’s tired enough to not misbehave on the lead near the road by the time we get there.

Dam Monsters

Mr 9 has taken a liking to a show on tele called River Monsters. Actually it’s more like an addiction. He tapes it every night as he misses half when he heads to bed and the first thing he does on returning he from school (after jobs of course) is watch the rest of it.

When we first saw it a few weeks ago we initially said ‘no, that’s not suitable for you’ but after watching for a bit longer we also became hooked (I know, bad pun). Which is funny, as we are not that interested in fishing ourselves.
The presenter is a Biologist and extreme fisherman. Going after the big ones. The ones that are more monster than fish, following tales of people being taken by these River Monsters. Searching them out and solving the mysteries. And all with in the constraints of a tv-hour time frame.

My parents have a large dam on their property so Mr 9 asked if he could go fishing while dad (hubby) did lawn mowing. Hunting out the rod and tackle box, (i think dad did all the work though) he was set and ready to go.

Hubby showed him how to cast and reel back in and the idea was to let him practice that for a while. Considering the only thing in dam would be an eel, if there were any left there at all, catching something would have been a miracle. And include a freaked kid as well I think.
I know swimming it in the dam as a kid and feeling the eels on our legs was fun but creepy. Imagine if your caught one by accident.


I took a few pictures and then wandered around keeping an eye on him. When hubby returns home form work in a fortnight they are going to cast off the jetty. Now that will be fun to watch. There are fish in the sea after all.
Boys all finished, and of course the dog is with his mates…


Happy fishing (for compliments or otherwise) 🙂