AOA NEW YEAR’S CAMP AT AUGUSTA Part 5

1/1/2017 – A Walk in Boranup Karri Forest

Another day, another year, off we set for a walk in the impressive Boranup Forest.

Towering karri trees, some over 60m in height, undulate across the valley.

Iconic Banksia plants show off their flowers.

Connie sits down to rest her weary feet, but this isn’t a strenuous walk (she’s still smiling), track all the way.

And look at the height of these trees.

Someone spotted this lump of horizontal wood that must have crashed down onto the other trees.

Lunchtime at last, everyone wanted a comfy spot, so we had to sit in a line!!!

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AOA NEW YEAR’S CAMP AT AUGUSTA Part 4

30/12/2016 – Quiz Night

With time to kill before the quiz night, Linda and I went for a short walk near the campsite.

Interesting plant, looks like a Eucalypt, but what do I know? This identifying plants is not as easy as I thought it would be.  Any takers on this one???

Back to camp where some are playing board games while they wait for quiz night.

We have made sure that we are ready to go.

Anne Marie made sure she had her drink, but “where the hell is my seat?”  Keen quizzers are waiting for things to kick off.

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AOA NEW YEAR’S CAMP AT AUGUSTA Part 3

30/12/2016 – Time to go fishing

I had been looking for the chance to go fishing and word has it that Augusta is a great fishing spot.

First we try for squid at the local boat harbour.

A nice spot but no squid or fish in sight.

So…  follow the locals, plenty of action here, it’s on for young and old.

Hmm, not a good start and look at that sky.

Patience, patience, see the channel of water just in front of me, the tide is coming in and just in front of me is a deep drop, I had better not get too carried away.

Yeah, look what I caught, a double header, and they are slippery little suckers. One has almost jumped away.  These are yellow fin whiting.

Happy days.

I handed my rod over to Val so that she could have a turn. And voila, her first fish, and then she caught another one straight after.

So some poor soul will have to fillet and prepare the fish for eating (I have made it one of my policies of life never to learn how to gut fish).  We were pondering on the problem when along came this nice gentleman and his wife on a walk, he saw me dubiously looking at the fish with a knife in my hand and offered to show me how to do it.  “Oh yes please, how kind”.  “Oh you do that so well, a pleasure to watch”

“Oh, you don’t mind doing all of them, how kind, thank you so much, we are just helpless females after all, you have shown me so much, aren’t you wonderful.”  and voila, 8 fillets of fish – and that my friends is how you gut fish!!!

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AOA NEW YEAR’S CAMP AT AUGUSTA Part 2

27/12/2017 – Going for a cycle

Construction of the Wadandi Track between Cowaramup and Witchcliffe is now complete, and it has been extended south to Sebbes Road, which is where we joined it.

A beautiful road to cycle. No traffic, flat road with very few gravelly patches.

Yes, we loved it.

I also did a cycle along the river to the coast which proved to be very photogenic.

Very peaceful, picturesque and relaxing.

Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse.

Well you have to stop for an ice cream sometimes don’t you?

Club members Connie and Richard going for a paddle, not me on the paddle board, but it looks perfect weather.

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