Day 39 & 40 Coral Bay
14 Oct 2011
|Well we are still here, may be forever.....
This is the first chance for an update, the school holidayers have left, and we have moved onto a site with power, so we now have everything plugged in and will be able to have chilled food and access to phones and internet again.
What have we been up to?
Thursday - we went for a drive to a place called Oyster Bridge- about 25 minutes from here. Mick had to negotiate some pretty big sand dunes, but we saw that other cars had been through before us, so Mick just put his foot down and hoped for the best. It was very fun as we bounced around the car and made it over the other side where more beautiful coast and reef was waiting for us. Paddy slept through all the excitement.
Unfortunately, it was still windy, so instead of playing in the water, we flew our new kite. The warning on the packet that it was not suitable in high winds rang true as the dowel began to tear through the material!
Back at camp, it was one of the kids friends 5th birthday, so we had a little party and then all went out for fish and chips.
Friday - beaches and bakeries go together, especially at breakfast time. So Mick came back with pies and coffees at 7am - perfect! We decided a bit of one on one time was needed with the kids, so Mick and Paddy went fishing, and India and I hit the beach. Sorry to harp on about the wind, but it can ruin a perfectly good beach day, but not today, it was a gorgeously still morning, and India and I swam and made sandcastles. We went back to meet the boys for lunch, but when they weren't there we did some fairy sticker books instead while we waited.
It was an exciting moment when they came home -WITH FISH!!!!! They had caught about 10, but only brought back 3 of the best. Paddy had actually caught one of them, his very first fish, Mick was very proud! Mick had scaled and cleaned them already, so with the fish now on ice, we headed down to the beach for a few hours. When we got back, Mick filleted and cooked up his catch, which we served with rice, broccoli and corn. Paddy ate 3 of the 6 fillets, and when I thanked him for providing dinner, he said "you are welcome mummy".
The kids were shattered, and asleep early. Mick and the other men folk took their push bikes out for a ride in the full moon, they bonded over beers on the sand dunes- ahhh. Paddy woke during the night complaining of a sore ear- fingers crossed it's not the start of something. More beach tomorrow