After a fairly ordinary trip from Cape Bowling Green in 25-30knt headwinds and 2-3 mtr short steep breaking seas, we decided to wait out at Cape Upstart for a weather window to continue south.
Pic is sunset at Cape Bowling Green, what is that saying re a red sky?
Our trip to the prawn trawler was a highlight, we were invited out as the fisherman was a mate of one of the guys that we had been drinking with on the beach, to have prawns and evening drinks; sounds good eh?
Well it was but good in a way that we are not used to.
It is obvious that prawn trawlers are doing it tough, the boats are crewed by just 2, husband and wife! They had just ripped up their nets on logs out of the burdett river, a place they call 'Sherwood forest'. Prices they get for their prawns are less than 10 years ago due to asian imports, they were keen to sell off their boat for $10/kilo for fresh bananna prawns, we would have bought some yet we stuffed ourselves on the boat already.
I offered my services the next day to help with their nets, which they took up, so at 9:00am I turned up with Alastair, my job was pulling dead fish out of the nets for the next 2 hours!
Oysters straight of the rock were small but very satisfying, Ali put one in his mouth but spat it out!