After an enjoyable week we rather reluctantly left Cowley Beach. We exchanged our respective name cards with our neighbours, Philip and Rosemary. A wonderful couple, who have been on the road for 15 years and took us under their wing, making sure we didn’t miss a ‘Happy Hour”, and made sure that we hosted our own as well! These “Happy Hours” were food free – just bring along your drink of choice. Much better that way.
The last few days at Cowley Beach were very interesting, as we felt we were ‘settling in’, and were given a good sized Trevally that we thought we wo
uld have for lunch. Things changed when a local crayfisher man came through the camp, selling large crays, caught off the reef for $10 a kilo. $30 later, I had a massive raw cray to chop up. The recommended way was to twist of the head, chop the tail and BBQ in garlic, chili butter. Easier said than done, but eventually, with Russ’s help, we got in foil, and overcooked it! Nevertheless, it was delicious. 3 minutes instead of 5 minutes is the go! The Trevally was filleted and placed in the freezer.
Heavy rain overnight, but dry inside, because of sloping the van to the back. Philip and Rosemary were there, despite the rain, to say a lovely goodbye.
I am typing this blog in Charters Town. Less humidity but still warm and no sandflies! I am sitting at a table in the ‘entertainment area’, with a student from the local high school singing, with guitar and amplification. She is very good and the whole environment is very relaxing. There is a screen for films, a pizza oven, tables and chairs, a large gas BBQ and a fire pit. These country towns are fantastic.
We are heading to Carnarvon Gorge to meet up with Trish and Dave in a couple of days. WOOPEE!!