Claire’s 40th in Kakadu

We went down to Cooinda lodge for Claire’s 40th. We decided camping would be too much with Eddie, and we got a (very expensive) small cabin. It was very nice though and perfectly suited to us.

Each afternoon we went for a swim. On the first morning we went to Nourlangie, and on the second we went to Ubirr. We were unsure how Eddie would go on these sort of long bushwalks. Well the “path” part wasn’t his favourite, although with a bag of pretzels in his hand he did not seem to mind. But climbing the rocks was his all time favourite activity – that and “doing what Maggie does”.

Maggie was loving it of course, but it was just amazing to see Eddie keeping up. He would refuse to let anyone help him too much too – holding the hand was okay but not taking him over rocks.

On the way back home we tried and failed to get to Ikomarrya and we ended up at Pine Creek for lunch. There was old fashioned trains there to play on and Eddie was in seventh heaven!

On the top of Ubirr

Fishing Charter with Maggie

We went fishing on a charter in the harbour today with Maggie. I don’t love the style of fishing, nor do I ever have much hope of getting good stuff. However she loves it and I want to encourage the hobby while I can. It was ideal conditions but the day wasn’t great. We didn’t get much and the gear was very old and Maggie had a lot of trouble winding it. She still had loads of fun and the guide let her wind in a fish of his.

Fishing Adelaide

Mike and I went out fishing in the Adelaide river, launching from saltwater arm. It was extremely windy so we couldn’t repeat the last trip. I sight cast a approx 40cm barra who took it with no hook. Another cast had the barra grab the lure as soon as it landed on the water but no hook up as my bail arm wasn’t even over.

We bait fished for some jewies and got 14 catfish. As we went home we flicked a few interesting things and I got a barracuda. A very quiet day!

Litchfield with Maggie

Maggie was soon off to Belfast with Claire, so the two of us decided to head to Litchfield togther. It was a public holiday because of the Queen’s Funeral. She handled the lenght of the drive and the bushwalk really well. Overall a great deal of fun. If we go with Ed we might need to stick to Wangi for a while.