Monday, November 22, 2010

Night 122 - Parham

Got up nice and early and went for a jog along the beach.

Left Port Broughton and drove south down to Port Wakefield where we stopped for lunch. Found this great little bakery just like the Upper Crust in Collaroy. Picked up some petrol for $1.12 which could have been the cheapest we have paid so far.

We still really hadnt decided where to go tonight so while having lunch I saw that Parham on the coast is Australia's Blue Swimmer Crab capital.....decision made in a flash!

We arrive at the free camp and its pretty good. Right behind the beach and its not too crowded. First I consult with our closest neighbour (Ray from Campbelltown) how to get amongst the blue swimmers. He said walk out to the tidal flats and take a rake and bucket and flush them out. The boys and I head off walking about 1km before we get to ankle deep water and Ray decided to come with us to show us how its done. We walked around in the knee deep mud and weeds and we started to see the crabs straight away. There were about 10 others out there doing the same thing and the boys had a ball. We were out there for 2 hours and we got 12 in the end, came back and cooked them up for dinner. Pretty sensational!

Pretty nice sunset here tonight