Today is a split blog as Baz once again went off fishing, this time for the full day.
Baz's fishing Adventure
Up early and once again hit the water with Brian from Anglers Advantage. Hot and long day on the water. Like any day of fishing, patience is the key. We had quiet patches and busy patches once again using lures venturing into the bay then into the west arm river system on an outgoing tide.
Caught 3 Javelin Fish, 2 Trevally, 1 Golden Snapper, 2 Cod & 2 Mangrove Jack.
Late in the day hooked a nice two foot Barramundi. Got the strke right to hook him, however in the blink of an eye he dove out of the surface and spat the lure out - very disappointing.
Pen, Jack & Pops Day
While Bazza went on his fishing expedition we had planned our final day in Darwin. It started with homework overlooking Darwin Harbour with a beautiful sunrise. We then travelled to Fannie Bay to the NT Museum & Art Gallery. Here we saw a 1,000kg Crocodile called 'Sweetheart' and viewed the history of Cyclone Tracey. The kids were really interested in the leadup radar shots which followed Tracey's path from the Arafura Sea past the Tiwi Islands and finally hitting Darwin Christmas Eve 1974. As there had been a few cyclone's prior to Tracey, Darwin was underprepared for the magnitude of Tracey when she hit.
We then went back into the CBD to view the WWII Oil Tunnels. After the bombing of Darwin and in particular Stokes Wharf there was nowhere to refill the naval boats so it was decided to build these underground tunnels which the public weren't aware of until 1992 when they were opened to the public. Unfortunately they were never completed prior to the end of the war.
We then did some shopping and lunched at Sushi train again before heading to the wave pool. The kids had 3 hours of awesome fun, think Mum will be sore in the morning.
KM's - 66;
Steps - 6,569;
Max Temperature - 33;
Fish - 10 (total 12);
Pokemon's - 0 (total 250).
Accomodation - Darwin FreeSpirit Resort $62.00
Petrol - $0