Sunday, March 28, 2010

C'mon the Rams!!!!

Were back, the mighty Penrith Rams after a big preseason, were into the trial matches and season proper after Easter.

We started off with a family day and a huge crowd as the local under 16's played in the Rams U16 round robin cup.

Whose up for a jumping castle, it was a stinker of a day, way to hot to leave the trees and shade for long.

Receiving my jumper for the year, I'm still walking after a trial match the day before.

Poppy can't hide her excitement that footy is back on!!!
What a Poser, too bad Dave doesn't look so good on the field lately. Hey David!!!

A mix of the old and new, wait till you see the whole new uniform, might have to get David to pose once again for you.

Poor Ande is sick of footy already I think, that's all we watch on the weekends, Ande also took the bottom three pics for me.  Thanks!!!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Teach a Man to fish.

There's this place that I spent alot of my weekends when I lived in Tassie.  It was never far away depending on how fast or slow you would drive and on the road, there's this great jump if you hit it at speed, but Alas, I ramble on.  PortSorell/Shearwater was always good for a swim, the beach, fishing, playing tennis and seeing friends.
This trip down Eden asked me if I was keen for a fish, and I said of course, so Eden, Steph, Chloe, Lachie, Mum and I headed on down to Portsorell for a fish.  Mum Caught the first catch of the day, look at the size of the lovely seaweed

The People you meet out on the water, miles of it and we come across Levi, Louise and the kids, who were trying to reel in the big one's as well.

Jaws once started out this size, Steph relled in her line after no bites all the time and had this ripper on, we released it to one day eat a boat :)

Seriously, do they get any bigger than this one?  Two bandaids, but I did feel it bite.

Pop always used to tell us, that if we didn't catch any fish, that we weren't holding our mouths right.

The captain got upsurped, by the junior officer, Chloe was soon the captain and was always wanting to try a new spot.  Nice shot by Mum.

A beautiful part of the world.

Lachie had great fun grabbing sand and running to the water and throwing the sand in.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Strahan and Gordon River, Tassie

Dad had talked to me about going for a day trip down the westcoast as he wanted to do a cruise on the Gordon river, we got up nice and early around 4.30 and drove on down, whilst on the way we had a problem with Vermin, who had a death wish, within 5 minutes of leaving home, with me driving I had hit 2 wallaby's in 10 seconds and just missed a third and there was a funny noise to the car.  Sorry Dad!!!

Strahan isn't much of a town, but it's very picturesque and pretty.

We headed out to the heads of Macquarie harbour, was rather shallow.

The harbour is thriving in aquaculture, they had lots of  Salmon and trout pens and they sprayed food into the pens through hoses, so they would get a even spread.  Each pen held a phenomonal amount of fish, something like 25,000.

The poor guy walking in looks like he would have a heart attack, when he saw me in charge of piloting the ship, took her around a bend and all and she wasn't a small vessel.

There were two stop off's on the cruise, we spent 10 minutes at this last habitat, which was pretty cool with lots of plants and trees, but you could only walk on the boardwalk and they wouldn't let you fall behind to take pics, it was a shame, it was pretty nice.

Pretty impressive, how old it was, wonder if I'll get to that age??

Because we booked late, there was only the top tier tickets left, so we were up the top of the boat with the best views, anything we wanted to drink and nibblies of Tasmanian goods and a great lunch.

It was pretty cool for the morning, I got dad out and about on just a few occasions, he did have a nice view inside.

Look, how small it is, they crammed over 300 convicts on to this island

The old boat building yard, they made alot of boats from here, I think the rope may be new though??!!

Our guide was pretty cool, they told stories of who was on the island, I missed a few of them though, as I was off taking pics.

Pretty impressive how they used to bake.

The old sleeping quarters.

Me and my boat :)

The scenery was brilliant, crystal clear and gorgeous.

The home stretch towards the end of the day, the mighty Mt Roland.

Thanks for the day Dad, was good to spend sometime with you and to see more of Tassie.