Following our ANZAC day spent at Yungaburra we headed Norther to check in to Pinnacle Village at Wonga near the Daintree. This was not such a great idea as there were no fish to be had in the river. Non the less it is a beautiful place and it afforded a chance to put some hours on the new motor in the beautiful Daintree River.
The weather was less than conducive to a great time so we decided to head off to our second time house sit at Babinda. This was only a quick visit to look after the fur babies for a few day’s and to see our mate before he was heading off for a serious operation on the Gold Coast.
As it turned out we stayed for nearly a month due to dealings with Centrelink being so frustrating, there was a plus, that I believe that we broke the drought at Babinda because it rained for about two weeks making the stay a very wet one. We did manage to get some gardening done as well as on the previous visit and the previous efforts proved to be doing well and looking great. The critters missed us and welcomed us back.
A very intelligent dog that nose a lot.
Our stay at Babinda was over so we moved on to the lovely Lucinda hopefully for some fishing.
This place is wonderful (even without fish). It is a short couple of clicks to the 4 lane boat ramp and pontoon at Dungeness that gives access to water around the 5.76km long sugar jetty that feeds bulk sugar to ocean going ships for export. Also the Dungeness Creek and Hinchinbrook Channel. We are spoilt for fishing venues, If the seas are rough the creek is the go.
Due to the excitement level I have made these pics big! and before we have any scoffers, have a look at the details for eating quality in the above book. Yes it is a version of what we call a Shovel Nose Shark but it is very good on the plate and we can attest to that yum.
My contribution to the day was a great Grunter at 67cm for me also a personal record. Both the great fish taken out along the sugar jetty.
A another grunter and some Pikey Bream were taken from the Creek but not much more. Can’t complain we ate fresh fish and stored a little away in the freezer for when the fish drought hits.
We were only staying at Lucinda for a week but extended to to the Friday that we were due to be at our next House sit in Townsville (about 2 hours away). We reluctantly left on Friday to get to the house sit before the house owners wanted to depart the following Monday after their hand over. Due to our great abilities to comprehend instructions the owners decided to leave on the Saturday instead of Monday.
More to follow!