Thursday 17th May 2012Day 2 - Island Head Creek BBQ Lunch Party
|The northern beach Island Head Creek|
1200hrs some of the boaties, ourselves included, go ashore on the western end of the northern beach for a makeshift BBQ lunch and some friendly chit-chat. The makeshift BBQ is in a small rock cavity with a metal plate over a wood fire.
|Brett at the BBQ|
|The beach party|
The conversations had the usual flavour; boating, boating stuff and more about boating and cruising; how to fix something, do something a little better, differently or not at all. Even some talk about fishing, crabbing or cooking fish and crabs filled in with talk about where you have been, where you intend to go or what you would like to do next. This is all the initial “first meet” talk; as the days go by, the longer we all stay, the chit-chat changes, it opens up to a broad range of subjects.I’m sure all the problems of the world could be solved on one of these beach parties.
Jill Knight’s boat Cooee is in the creek and so is her friend John’s boat. I think the waterway was too lumpy for them to come across. I did see them out and about on the southern sandbank. As for any of the other boats further upstream I don’t think that they would have travelled the distance in such foul conditions. As it was MrJ and I got drenched going ashore in our dinghy.
|Raining in the creek|
MrJ and I got back to AR just before a nasty big black cloud dropped a payload of wind and rain into the creek. Upstream was a complete whiteout with the driving rain. This rain squall lasted for about an hour before blowing away bring the nice warm sun to shine once more on this glorious natural haven we all know as Island Head Creek.