‘A great day on the Albert River fishing. No Barra but got a feed of grunter, black bream and Jack. Burketown was a gem, great digs and people, and a welcome couple of days not having to pitch a tent. I also observed a large-billed heron, a bird species I hadn’t seen previously despite working in the north for several years. As always the conversation was about the state of the roads. We had intended to get to Normanton via Leichhardt Falls but couldn’t get any clear information on the condition of the road after recent rain. We decided to take the long way around via the bitumen. Same again in Normanton as our intended route via Dunbar and Chilligoe was closed. So back on the bitumen to Cairns. Many of the inland roads in southern Queensland are closed and my only option is via Barcaldine and Cunnamulla, assuming I can get through Aramac. It’s a bit like threading a needle and I’m hoping I don’t need to double back. Anyway it is now direct to Adelaide. Tibooburra will have to be the next trip.‘
‘Unorthodox but worked great attaching the coupling to hardened gearshaft.’
Queenscliff pier and beach, sunrise May 18
‘A couple from my new telescope – still playing with it so hopefully I’ll have some more and better photos over coming weeks while I get used to it. ‘
‘Have a couple of reasonably interesting pics. School of fish and bird very proud of boat. Loch Ness monster wants food’
‘some Wherrol Flat sunrises for the sundries’
‘Its close in Bennelong.
I’ve got my fingers crossed for Former ALP state candidate and Ryde Mayor Jerome Laxale while throwing back beers at Gladesville sports.’