MONDAY 20 APRIL TEWANTIN
We woke to a superb morning – warm and blue sky. Were up relatively early, about 8.30am, because John wanted to go fishing again. Went into Tewantin for the paper and to visit the ATM. John bought bait prawns. Checked at the PO for mail – none.
As before, we crossed the Noosa River on the ferry and drove along Teewah Beach. John was looking for promising fishing spots as we went. Reached the Coloured Sands again, stopped briefly, then turned around and drove back 6kms to where he’d seen a gutter. The focus was so much on fishing that he wouldn’t stop and wait for me to walk around and take good photos of the Sands, which I thought was mean! Managed a couple of quick ones, only.
John fished for most of the day. I cleaned the catch and hunted pippis in the sand, for him. Otherwise, I read in Truck.
It was high tide about 2pm and traffic along the beach decreased markedly, close to the high. Of course, I then worried whether we would get back along the beach!
John caught ten dart, mostly about two hours before the high tide, on pippis and prawns.
There was one little light shower of rain during the afternoon.
I kept the catch cold in the friji bag we use to keep lunches cool. Might need to take some ice and the Chescold, next time.
About 4.30, we drove back. The firmest sand had been covered by the tide, so we were driving through softer material, and sliding about a bit, but made it alright.
John left me and the catch at the van and went off to wash down the Truck underneath. I froze parcels of fish – our little freezebox is full. Four fish meals in there.
I cooked some of our catch for tea. Did the fish in foil, with slices of lemon, cooked in the frypan, outside. Made salad. The dart was nice eating; they have a big skeleton, which makes them easy eating – I like!
Phoned K because the mail we’d been expecting still has not arrived. The wires had been crossed, somehow, and he hadn’t posted any. John and I had a conference, then phoned K back to tell him to send it to the Hervey Bay PO.