Hawkesbury River 2013

Our trips to the Hawkesbury River have become an annual event (2012, 2011).

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

As usual, the boat ramp was at capacity.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Went overboard with supplies, not much room for the passengers.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Warren at the campsite.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Campfire on the first night.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Bandicoot hole, we saw it after dark but didn’t get a photograph.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Cicada wing. The cicadas were really noisy and like an alarm clock set for the crack of dawn. Other insect life included ticks from which I received two bites.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

These were baked in foil for dinner on the first night.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

This trip, we had exceptional flathead fishing.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

The biggest was around 50 cm.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Mulloway just short of the 45 cm minimum.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

On the way to the boat ramp at 6am to collect Barry for a day of fishing, our outboard started playing up and we had to restart about 10 times. Fortunately, we guessed that it was due to contaminated petrol and with a new tank, we were soon on our way. Unfortunately, that day, gale force winds were in place and the fishing was quiet. Fortunately, Barry managed to get this flattie.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Warren had the brilliant idea of putting the food in his tent so that animals wouldn’t take it in the middle of the night. Something (probably a monitor lizard), made a hole in his tent and munched through half a loaf of bread. This photo shows the field repair in progress.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Another enjoyable trip but nothing really that wasn’t covered previously. Although most of our catch were flathead, we also caught bream, mulloway, catfish and a stingray.

Our outboard is an EvinrudeĀ E30RLETA from 1993, still works beautifully butĀ back at Warren’s place, we broke the outboard’s swivel bracket – another problem to fix!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *