Forty years ago as if it were yesterday, doesn't necessarily tell the story really. What we found was that like the years had shrunk, so had the distance between landmarks.What I thought had been a long, long way away from our camp was in reality just a hop skip and a jump away.more
and try to figure out which house did we stay in, which house did J stay in, which camping spot did we occupy....etc.The more things change the more they stay the same? Is this right? We had occasion to discuss our memories and compare them with the facts of to-day. We will have to come back again in another forty years and see if our memories have...more
Well, you know how I love swimming! It was wonderful swimming at currarong because of the variety. Close to our camping spot there was a long lagoon - a tidal one that emptied and filled, ebbed and flowed every six hours. As the tide would be emptying the lagoon we would move closer to the mouth where there was a deep hole (yep even at low tide it...more
A friendly and fresh seafood and pasta cafe that does a roaring trade.
We took away on both nights. The fish, chips and salad that I had on both evenings was fantastic. My brother varied his meals with calamari, and a thai arrangement of King Prawns. Everything was extremely fresh and beautifully presented.
Favorite Dish: Fish, chips and salad. It was the freshness that got me hooked.
At least once over our holiday in Currurong we would go to the pictures. I can remember that the relos would make it worthwhile for the 'theatre' to open for the night.....the proprieters wouldn't have to worry about the quality of the film.....it could be as old as they liked too. It was just something different for the clan to do. Other evening were thoroughly filled with games of cards for the adults.....this is where I learnt how to play casino, rickety kate, grab, fish, euchre, stripjack naked, five hundred and canasta.......see, very educational.
Please remember that the sun in Australia is more strong than anywhere else in the world that you might see it. We probably have the highest incidence of skin cancer in the world. Just be careful of your skin. This doesn't mean that you shouldn't go out in it because there are also health benefits to being in the sun too....but please don't bake and do use some protection. I always cover up my top end in the middle of the day if in the sun for a time....I also always wear a hat and 30+ sunscreen.....
When we holidayed at Currarong, I can remember having a zinc nose and cheeks and the widest brimmed hat you would ever not wish to be seen in...... I can also remember going to bed really sad, sore and sorry with calamine lotion plasted all over me and not being able to find a comfortable spot to rest my burnt body......not nice.
that the wreck is still there just as we remembered it.
Here are my brothers photo's of how it stands to-day.
Unique Suggestions: Please take your mobile with you just in case and also a light all weather protection for the rain or sea spray......sturdy boots too.
Fun Alternatives: You could always stay at home and watch tv but then you wouldn't have had the adventure would you?
When we could talk Mum and Dad into going for a swim with us, we would take this long walk to Wreck Bay and stop on the rocks to swim in the rock pools. I can remember one day when Dad was deciding to take the walk with us but had his swimmers just in case. Mum couldn't stand seeing us all in swimming so decided to fall in.....LOL.
My parents enjoyed a bit of fishing. Well a lot of fishing really. Indeed it was a daily event for them. I seem to remember that my Dad was never far from a book and would also read while fishing. Mum on the other hand was a more serious fisher. I had never before (nor since) seen a flathead the size of the one that Mother caught one day.....it...more
I distinctly remember being woken up, rugged up, carted out and taken on prawning adventures. There would be the caravan of vehicles full of relations, kerosene tins, lamps, towels etc., etc., all bundled up and finally deposited somewhere (I thought that it was a secret place because everyone whispered ha, ha, ha) right on the water. I can...more