Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Cockatoo Lake ...







Sunday 12th March, 2017
We packed up Ruby & Pearl and headed over to Cockatoo Lake which is about 18 kms the other side of Naracoorte.  We actually took a turn left too early and that took us out of our way on dirt roads a bit but we got there eventually.
There were lots of people camped there already but we found a spot away from most of the crowd.  We set up on a dirt site with grass in front of us looking right at the lake.  It’s a very pretty spot.  The signs say no fires but plenty of people have got them lit.  We wish we’d bought the Pig although it is not cold.  There is a flushing toilet in a concrete tank which is quite clean and spider free.
It took a while to level Pearl out on the site then we sat and had a beer and a wine.  Time to set the yabby pots!  We have 2 opera house and one drop net pots and we came armed with chicken necks for bait!
We plopped them out in the water then waited about half an hour….I think we pulled 5 the first time then they came in in dribs and drabs, mainly in the drop net until we had 2 dozen by nightfall.
Gus cooked rack of lamb for dinner, I did salad and some rice.  After dinner, we boiled up the yabbies – boil the water then throw them in, bring back to the boil and we gave them 8 minutes – they float to the surface like they are in a whirling hot tub!  I cracked the tails and we kept the meat to have in the morning.
Monday 13th March, 2017
Next morning, we checked the pots again a few times and got another dozen.  I cooked them up and shelled them.  Using most of the first lot, we made a nice omelette, stir frying the yabbies in butter then adding the egg and veggies.  Yummy!
The rest of the yabbies were doused in vinegar, salt and pepper and enjoyed with cheese and biscuits later in the day.
Watching the boats towing knee boarders and kids about floating devices, we decided it would be nice to have a little dinghy to putter around the lake in.  We looked on line and you can get really light ones that would fit on top of Pearl. 
We packed up and headed back to Millicent and were home by 5pm.  Gus gave Pearl and Ruby a tub and tucked them back in the spots, ready for next time. 

Free Camp

Cheers - Joolz xx


Thursday, December 8, 2016

Southend Bush Camp...





Sat 27th November We headed down to Southend which is only about 20 minutes away.  We paid for the bush camp site at the caravan park.  Someone was in Site 1 so we took Site 3 which was nice and grassy.









After we set up, we went for a quick drive along the beach.  Not many people about...













I made pizzas for dinner and Gus cooked them in the WeberQ...








We packed up on Sunday morning.  The weather was overcast but as least we packed up dry for a change!








Cheers - Joolz xx





Sunday, October 30, 2016

McIntyre Beach Pt 2

I had made pizza dough to take with us plus all the fixings to make Moroccan Lamb pizza and a few other variations...
I portioned the dough out...
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 I left it to proof on the shelf.  What a view out the front window!
Lamb spiced with paprika, cumin and coriander...
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The first pizza was spread with tzatziki dip and topped with lamb strips, pumpkin, roasted capsicum, red onion, cherry tomatoes and mango and a shaving of parmesan cheese...
Someone nibbled it before I could take a picture!  I crumbled fetta over it after it was cooked...
The second one was spread with barbecue sauce with lamb, tomatoes, onion and mango...
Watching bush TV...
With the storm coming in, we were inundated with little bugs or flies and a few mosquitoes.  We sprayed and this was the result!  Yuck!
Time for a port and a coffee then off to bed.  We were awoken at 3.05am to gale fore winds battering our camper.  We got up and had to let down one awing that was on the wind side and just hoped the other one stood up to the winds.  The wind just kept up until daylight.  It made packing up very hard.
We had a nice breakfast, snugged up in the camper but then we had to brave the strong winds and get Pearl packed up.  Typical - it rained 10 minutes before we were ready to flip her over and pack her down!  Grrr!  We finally got packed and on our way by 10am but it was still so windy.
We got out of McIntyre's beach then faced the small hurdle of a large sandhill that we had to go up...
Ruby by herself has no trouble with this hill but towing a camper is entirely different.  Anyway, she made it up without stopping so we were very pleased.  Gus is thrilled with how the Ultimate Xplor tows along in the sand.  I do have video of us going up the hill so I will try and get it loaded up...
We made our way home and then unpacked Pearl later in the afternoon to dry out the canvas.  A quick vacuum and she's ready to roll again.  Not sure where our next adventure is to...

Cheers - Joolz xx


McIntrye Beach


The weather was fine on Saturday so we packed up and headed for McIntyre Beach which is only about 30 minutes away...
Through the dunes...there were even some wildflowers out...
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The track into McIntyre's...
Every time we go there, we hope no one has nabbed the spot before us...there was a car there so we thought we might be out of luck...but they were just there for a visit.  Phew!
How pretty is that?
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Gus had a front tow hitch bracket fitted to Ruby so we can manoeuvre Pearl into place...
It works a treat!
Such a pretty beach...pity you can't swim here.  The undercurrent and rips are treacherous!
We had the pig set up ready to go...
Up on this sand hill is the only place you can get phone reception.  Not a bad camp spot, eh?
The piglet, ready to fire up!
There was lots of rubbish on the beach when I went for a walk...
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So much plastic and crap, it really is sad...
Bird skeleton...
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No pretty sunset tonight, there is a storm brewing...
Leave only footprints...
Someone looks very relaxed!
Time to choose a nice wine...
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Kick back and relax...

Pt 2 coming up...

Cheers - Joolz xx