Skipper stalking at the marina
Trip Start Feb 26, 2010
371Trip End Feb 26, 2011
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Sea Breeze Campsite
We drove up to Shute Harbour where we thought most boats left from, Erica was on car park watch as we couldn’t afford to pay the car park fee while I ran up and down the harbour looking to either negotiate directly with the skippers before they left or bribe the crew a cash bung to let us on board
We then went to the beach and had a lovely hour or so walk around the marina and town before heading back to camp to have a genius lunch of Woolies own brand macaroni cheese which was about 70c for two people. I think if you were eating this in a kitchen it would be rank but when it’s cooked on a little gas stove outdoors anything seems to taste good. We also popped into the local Woollies and Big W to pick up some cheap basics. I think the Lady and I have developed twitching tendencies and I nearly spent $5 on parrot food but thankfully the lady beat some sense into me.
We had a lovely afternoon in the sun reading but the time came again to get down to the harbour and try to intercept the incoming boats. Well I was pretty much in my element really running between the jetties and mooring spots taking the skippers to one side for a quiet word negotiation then running to the next boat. We have ended up with two offers to go tomorrow for half the published prices through the agencies so with a saving of about $50 per person I think we justified our slightly odd methods.
We headed back to camp and had last nights leftovers of the chicken thigh satay and pasta with a glass of red and finished off my Tasmania blue cheese. While I was cooking the Lady was plotting our next few days and where we were going to go, bring on the platypus spotting! We were asleep by about 19:30. Something odd happened tonight though, we went into the van because we were cold, E had to put a jumper on and I don’t have one anymore. That hasn’t happened for about 5 and a half months!!!.