Boardwalk fishing

While our elder daughter and her family were visiting they wanted to try their hand at a bit of fishing.  They used one of my husband’s fishing rods and some hand reels that they already had.  We went down to the boardwalk in the hope of catching some fish but if not then they would…

Tuesday Travels. . .Whaligoe Steps, Caithness

On the map the Whaligoe Steps can be found at  “The Haven”. When we returned to mainland Scotland after our trip to Shetland we stayed with my cousins at Burrigle, Forse.  We were fortunate to have our cousins show us around the lesser known parts of the countryside and the Whaligoe Steps were something I…

The Lake King Jetty is finished

Upon our return to Metung we discovered that work is completed on the Lake King Jetty, well in time for the Christmas holidays. Before we left on our holiday the jetty looked like this, not quite completed. This is how it looks now. There are now lampposts, and hand rails along the first section. A…

Tuesday travels. . . . . Peterhead and Fraserburgh

Last year while we were staying at Stonefolds Farm Cottages we made a trip along the coast of Aberdeenshire and two of the places we visited were Peterhead and Fraserburgh.  I had remembered visiting there as a child when on holiday with my brother and sisters while my dad was working.  My mum stayed at…

Legends and lures, Aboriginal tales and fishing

One of the sights to be seen in Metung is to be found beside the boardwalk which runs from the village to Chinaman’s Creek.  It is part of the Bataluk Cultural Trail which introduces you to aspects of Gunaikurnai life. The Legend Rock is part of a legend which is told on the plaque. Now having read…