Published: October 20th 2011October 18th 2011
view along the front of the caravan park towards town
To day because the weather forecast was for in excess of 30 C, we had decided to have a rest day and have some beach time. However true to form Trish decide to strip and clean the inside of the van, anything that moved got washed, she discovered 'stuff' she did not know we had, and generally had a spring clean to end them all, including all of Jackies' blankets and towels.. Not only is 'shopping' in the genes but also....
So, because I had to 'do something' I washed the car and the van, as well as managing to meet Jim and Sheila, farmers from Swifts Creek, (near Omeo), and caught up with all the 'catch of the day' news from Trev and Lyn, our great neighbours from Adelaide.
After the mornings flurry of activity it was time to hit the beach with Jackie, where we discovered that the tide was 'way out' and it seemed half of the caravan park was out there crabbing, (for Blue Swimmers). so not only time for some fun on the beach with Jackie, but also to 'negotiate' some dinner for Trish and I !!
We also learnt that today's tide
Crabbing for blue Swimmers
was called a 'Dodge Tide', which apparently only occurs in three places in the world, What this means is (i think) that there is no more than 2 ft variance in height between all 4 tides in 24 hours ...how cool is that info for a trivia night !!!
The day was hot , well in excess of 30C, and the water was like a mill pond, with the tide out it made for some great pics as you will see.
The G & T' s later in the afternoon followed by a meal of freshly cooked Blue Swimmer Crabs, (compliments of Trev & Lyn), and fresh King George Whiting topped off a 'reasonable' day.....sorry. (hehe!!).
There are more photos below