Litchfield in the Wet

Maggie and I took Jesse, Anna and Izzy down to Litchfield for the day. They were going to arrive a bit later so Maggie and I hiked to the top Green ant falls. It was about 30 minutes, though straight up. The swimming hole is absolutely lovely and Maggie quite liked the walk once we got there.

Afterwards we met at Wangi then onto Tollmer, both to see the big waterfalls in the wet season.

After that we all went to Upper Cascades. Apparently 2.3km we think it was closer to 3km. Speargrass was everywhere, was a decent walk but perhaps a bit too long for the kids. It was a reasonable spot to swim, but the current was so strong! You had to really pick your spot.

So overall a really nice trip. We got home around 6.30pm, Maggie was exhausted!

Maggie Having Fun at the Farm

We had a friend (Jesse) come up to Melbourne, he was keen on a quick fishing trip so I took him and Maggie down to the farm. I did elect to spectate (supervise Maggie) but they both had a lot of fun. Maggie can easily cast and catch her own Barra at 40-50cm. However the big girls were biting and Maggie got one for 70cm and one for 76cm! That said, she did need my help with a hand on the rod, she could hold it for a bit but just didn’t have the strength to last the fight.

Big Day on Bynoe

James was up for work so the two of us hired a boat at Tropical Boat Hire. They were great!

Unfortunately the fishing was not. I got a 40cm barra which was the best for the day. Plus a catfish (site cast at a barra and caught that!) or three. James got 3 small cod, a small queenie and some catfish and sharks on bait.

It was a very long time on the water for very little fish.

Litchfield Trip

We went down to Litchfield for a single night. Stayed at Litchfield Tourist Park in a cabin, $270 a night but it was very nice and Eddie loved it. The first day we went to our picnic spot near Florence, there were people in the main area but otherwise it went okay. Eddie didn’t like it at first but was soon floating Maggie’s shoes down the stream (where I would catch them) with glee.

That night we went back and had a few beers and a dip in the pool before microwave lasagna. The kids were playing together and loving it.

The next morning after some lovely bacon and egg muffins we went to Buley Rockholes – Maggie’s favourite – so we could jump off. It was a great plan, by the time we left the younger crowd with their stocked eskies were arriving. The 9-1130 trip really went well. After a picnic (and Dad driving up and down while everyone slept) we went to Walker Creek. We tried for the walk but it was too far – however the picnic spot next to the bridge was amazing. It was Eddie’s favourite and I think it will become our favourite soon.