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Sent: Tuesday, January 01, 2008 12:02 AM
Subject: Catching Fish - Family Lunch - Visitors - New Years' Eve -
Happy New Year
Well - because I've been slack these last few days - and
have't sent out any emails - or even answered those I should - instantly - I'm
now miles behind - and also falling in arrears on the photos too.
Because as usual I've been taking photos - but this time - have just not sent
them along straight away.
So now we have to play 'catch up' - and look
at a whole lot - to get up to now.
I told you I caught some fish off the back of the
The next day I actually caught a decent sized
flathead - which was immediately cleaned and filleted and bagged into the
freezer - I thought I'd wait until I caught a few more.
I just set up the rod - with clip on 'fishing
bells' on it - cast out - then go back to the book - until I hear the tinkling
bells - and go and check the line. Take my word for it - most fish will
catch themselves - there's really no need to be standing there holding the rod
for hours and frequently checking the bait. Take the lazy way out -
BUY BELLS - and relax.
What would an email be without another
Then there was Saturday and the Family Lunch - up
at Dick & Elsie's Village. Penny & I went - along with the
immediate local relatives and some not so local. The photos that are
here - were all taken on Graham's good camera - I took a few - but these are
Now this is just an excellent photo he's taken of
Tina & Penny.
They are both looking and paying attention to me
with a sort of look of interest but incredulity
as I tell a 'fishing story' - (see the next
At least I'm pretty sure it was a fishing
And of course what sort of an email would it be
without a sunrise photo as well.
Then on Sunday we had an early visit from
Peter & Bev Woods - who had dropped a daughter at the airport early - then
called around. Peter helped me with some of the steel plates - and
we were doing them for most of the day - on some of the inside walls - and then
finished up by putting the cockpit 'Rope Lights' back up - all around the
inside of the cockpit roof - with dozens of new clips - and all is working fine
again - and the whole area - inside and out - looks great at night - with all
the lighting back up.
Which of course brings us to this evening's
Kevin and Allen - and their families came for a
visit and to look at the distant show from the back of the yacht - on the
And that brings us pretty much right up till
now - with the photos and goings on around the place.
Did I mention that I had another tooth pulled on
Thursday - it's been loose for ages - and I had to walk miles - because the car
was locked in the shipyard - and there was no one to let me out - miles and
miles - and then bus trips to Rockdale - to the only Dentist in the district who
was open - then 3 minutes in the
chair - (I'm not kidding) and $150 - thank you very
Penny has lost a couple of front teeth
This one is an incisor - (R fang) - which will slow
down my vampire activities.
It's starting to look like Penny and I are just
going to end up a pair of 'toothless old Pirates' - if this keeps
Well that's about all - till now. I'm
sorry I haven't replied properly yet to some letters - but I absolutely
Rodney & Penny (I'm not