Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Easter Sunday soiree

The rest of our Easter weekend was also really relaxing. After our little fishing expedition ended, our family headed to the Fairbairn Dam on Sunday for lunch.

We enjoyed most part of the morning, and well into the afternoon, lazing around on a hill under a shady tree, while the kids swam in the water, and played with paper aeroplanes. (Good Easter gift, aunty Meghan and uncle Jake).

There were heaps of families out and about up there with their boats, pets and fishing rods in tow. It was lovely to see, and a perfect way to spend the last day off before I headed back to work on Monday.

Lovely weekend, and the Easter Bunny visited everyone too, along with mini saltana loaf cupcakes, passionfruit cheesecake, an upbeat pumpkin salad, and fresh seafood.

*Also, I think I got a little carried away with Easter this year at work. In most of my articles I was trying to work, cool, words and phrases into print: eggcellent day, stock is hopping out the door, and eggstra eggstra, were just a few of those corkers!

* Look at Sadie's chubby little arms. It melts me, like an Easter egg left out in the sun. (Which mine were, whoops!)

Good Friday fishing

I hope everyone had a beautiful Easter, and enjoyed their breaks. I had Friday off, but had to be back at work on Monday because we went to print, but I still had a lovely three days off.

On Thursday night after I drove home from work in Emerald, Jake and I headed into Rockhampton to go fishing on Friday.  We were up early Friday morning, stocked up on some bait, grabbed a coffee to go, and drove out to Fisherman's Creek in Yeppoon.

We ended up heading to Sandy Point a little later on in the morning, and fished off the beach. We stumbled into a sand bed and started catching dart and whiting quicker than we could reel them in. I also caught a few of those pesky little crabs that have spikes on them - they constantly bite Jake on the toes (haha). 

The fish were in so close to the shore, so it was really fast-paced for a while.

I'm not going to lie. After an hour, I headed up to our towels, and read the new Marie Claire.

After that though, Jake and I headed inland a few kilometres to a saltwater dam, and spent the rest of the afternoon there fishing. We backed the big girl Nissan into the water's edge, and caught more whiting.

Jake also caught some herring, and I caught about three mud crabs on my line, however, they got away just as we had the bucket ready to catch those bad boy's. Slippery suckers!

We drove home late in the afternoon, cooked the fish and enjoyed our catches of the day (haha).