We are going to make the most of the fishing while we are here and try our hand at some beach fishing. The high tide was at 11.30am so we headed down the beach just after 9am and drove along trying to find a spot. We noticed birds diving into the water at one point, so decided that we would stop there and give it a go. Col caught plenty of fish but most were undersized, but he did manage to catch a Thread-fin Salmon about 30cm long. I on the other hand would not have been able to buy a fish at the supermarket that day. Plenty of bites but did not manage to catch a thing. Lucky it was a beautiful spot to be.
The beach is littered with beautiful shells and I saw a sign at the Caravan Reception saying that there is a bag limit on the shells. It is also illegal to sell shells if you don’t have a license! I thought that was interesting, not that I was planning to sell any. I always feel bad when I take them, even though I love souring the beach and collecting them. So I have settled on photos.
In the afternoon Col checked the lights on the trailer and managed to fix the wiring issue on the trailer. He also found a problem with the shock absorbers where the rubber mounts were damaged on both and one of the shock absorbers was not working at all. So he decided to remove them until we can get somewhere to fix them properly. We are feeling a little nervous about it as we don’t want a repeat of the Tanami crossing where we ended up sending the boat back to Adelaide via train! Fingers crossed.
Col headed off to have a shower and I was sitting by the van when I noticed a beautiful sunset peaking over the dune. I hurried down and managed to catch it in time. It was particularly beautiful with the sun reflected off the wet sand and the birds milling about. It is just the best feeling to sit on the beach and watch the sun set, magical.
Col and I then had a date night! The Caravan Park put on $7 hamburger and $4 hot chips, so we headed over to the cafe area and enjoyed dinner together under the stars. The caravan park does something different every night which is a nice idea.