Thursday Doors – Oct 8, 2020

Boat shed on Forsters Bay, Narooma, NSW, Australia

I secretly covet this little shed. I can see myself just slipping in through the door to another world where all you can see are jetties, water, boats and birds. A perfect spot for a sundowner or two.

Outside my window

These masked lapwings nest in the yard next door every year. Hopefully, their second attempt at parenthood this spring will have a better outcome. The earlier brood fell victim to the neighbor’s cat. Mr. takes parenting seriously starting work on the new family the day after the massacre.

FOTD – Saturday 29 August

FOTD – Saturday 29 August

Water

I spent a couple of mornings earlier this month watching the moon set over the water, from the comfort of my bed.  I finally crawled out from under the doona and captured this photo. The next full moon is September 2nd and the days are getting warmer, so no excuses.

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What is the new normal?

Deja vu or Vuja de? Yesterday I visited our local vetinerary practice to collect some supplies. Three masked and gowned vets were consulting owners in the driveway of the practice. Only the animals were allowed to go inside. Is this going to be the new normal?

Photo courtesy of Fahd Djibran – Pixaby

Christmas holidays day 1

After a mind numbingly busy year that finished with managing 7 seven major events in four weeks, my long awaited holiday has finally began with a stay at my brother in laws’ shack near Narooma. I woke before dawn eager to get the day started. Sleeping in, sitting still and being idle is great, but I have to ease myself into it.

Today started with my favourite walk, from the shack to Brices Wharf via the Scenic Drive, about 3 kilometres one way, Paul left early to fish at the warf and I arrived intime for a lift home for breakfast.                                                               The light rain overnight left the bush smelling fragrant, its a shame that we aren’t able to record smells to share online. After breakfast we drove to Horse Island on the Tuross River for an a paddle.

I love to follow this little creek into the hidden inner lake, it’s s so narrow and shallow, its great that power boats aren’t able to navigate their way in.

I had been intrigued by this sign on previous paddles, wondering about who had naked it in the treee and what it once said.  I had assumed that the message had long gone. It was only when I enlarged the photo I realised that it was an epitaph to a cherished mate. There is definitely a story waiting to be told.

The birding on this section of the Tuross is alway good I managed to tick 24 species.

Welcome Swallow chicks

Weekend at the shack.

When you live in a city, long weekends are all about loading up the van and heading for the coast. This weekend the destination was my  brother in law’s  bush shack near Narooma. It’s like living in a tree house, with great music.

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Tee pee on Z Tree
Scenic Drive
The Shack

Messing about in Wooden Boats – Narooma

Just home again from a great weekend catching up with friends in Narooma. We happened to be in town for the 2014 Narooma Boats Afloat Festival. This was the 9th time the featival has been held in Fosters Bay with a flotilla of over 50 boats on show. There were wooden boats of all shapes and sizes, clinkers, putt putts, steam boats, electric and sail boats, something for everyone, as well as arts shows in the quaint little boatsheds around the bay.

Narooma, swimming, fishing and wooden boats

The flotilla arrived for just as the jazz band started playing and we had settled in for the afternoon.

Elixir- definately the spice of life!
Regularly on Sunday mornings, some of the town’s sharpest  minds gather for a cuppa and a spot of trivia. This Sunday, quiz master Charlie, invited us and along  with some other boffins for a breakfast cruise on his beautiful “Wagonga Princess”.
Contestants boarded from the wharf near the Fishing Club laden with baked treats, Thirsty had his amazing gourmet sandwiches and Pig Slops was not going to part with the recipe for his special chocolate slice, needless to say we all had a jolly time.
Wagonga Inlet Cruises are a great way to spend a few hour next time you are in Narooma.Check out more photos from the weekend on the photo page.