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... us how red cedar bark was woven with stinging nettle to make nets and rope used to harvest salmon hundreds of years ago. He was also in a somber mood as one of his Chiefs had passed away late last night. After receiving a call on his radio, he hopped back on the zodiac and raced off to protect the Robson Bite. We passed the fresh salmon around on a large piece of bark and were pretty happy with ourselves.
The paddle back was easier than fighting ...
... and sparklers going to congratulate them. It was a really special moment and I can't imagine how great it was for them.
That night we played Cards Against Humanity and were literally crying with laughter after the first few hands. If you don't know what Cards Against Humanity is... just know that it is a funny card game and we can leave it at that. Just as we really started to get rowdy, we heard a whale blow and everyone ran to go see if we could ...
Sunday, July 6 . . . Shoal Bay
We began our exit from the bay in the rain, pulling the prawn traps as we entered the channel. We were rewarded with a bounty of more than a 100 of the largest spot prawns we have ever eaten, and we have eaten a few. More butter was purchased in Echo Bay and discomfort was enjoyed as we consumed the first half of the catch.
A short dinghy ride out of our solitary anchorage took us to ...
... we pile-in, dousing ourselves with cold water and ceremoniously sluicing off the past year as the temperature rises. We also get a hot water rinse from a sun shower bag. Lovely!
Bottles of chilled bubbly are retrieved from the snowdrift at the bottom of the chalet steps and the Yule log is lit on the deck. The Yule log, a Mt Cain tradition, is a block of wood or a stump with two holes drilled in the top and one side and was delivered to ...
... a very strong person based on the stories he told. I may be becoming more comfortable with hitchhiking now but I am still overwhelmed by the stories I am told!
I walk back towards town and meet up with the man from the bus. He is almost finished coffee and heading back to the bus stop. He suggests I jump back on the bus to get to a better hitching location. The driver lets me on for free and drops me 1km from the inland highway.