Ripping yarns, beautiful lies and a few home truths.
Bootaalang mo - there were three - bootaalang boolaarang and then there were many! And... noonaar dwert baal korbel wurt!! Your dog looks hungry!! What, you fisher-she expect your dogs to eat fish?? Bootaalang must seem a much better snack to a dog!
Nice pictures! Shame my translator doesn't have Aborigine installed, though. Damn Macs.
I don't think I have ever seen as many together at once. Beautiful. And that Digger-dog, yep, I reckon one of those pelicans looks like a much better option than a skinny chook. They must have so much meat on them. Tim, did/do Aboriginal people eat pelicans? Not that I think we should be eating them of course, just curious...
Sometimes I think we should Michelle, though I reckon they would taste a bit fishy. It's quite normal to see so many out fishing. they are turning into sea gulls. Bootaalang would make tasty snack for dwert (twert?) but all he is allowed to do is see them off the nets. He goes mad with jealousy when he sees them eating his fish!
I don't know if the Noongar ate pelicans but I guess they did. No doubt their eggs were prized but their beaks seem pretty damn sharp. Might have terrified the Noongar out of their quest... ha ha... No, I suspect there were no prohibition laws except for they whose boorongaa "Dreaming" elder brother was the pelican. But I keep thinking of Storm Boy and David Gullipal shooting the headlights of the ones who shot at the pelican...means that Aborigines and pelicans were friends, right?? And Sarah what's this you write about the pelican turning into seagulls... they are a different kettle of fish altogether... "Pelicans are noble creatures and are every fish-she's bestest friend"...make that your mantra everytime you see them, and say it with a glass of red and you won't see seagulls... And hey, while I am at it, I am sure you know your dog better than any of us, BUT, I still think your dog would bite and gobble a pelican if given half a chance, feathers, beak and all...and eat the fish for seconds... maybe sweets!
Thanks Tim ... but I do know this dog. He has a working dogs brain and it's all about the fish! I don't think he would eat a pelican. He co-exists quite happily with the chickens at my house - until they approach his dog biscuts.An out of office notice ... A WineDark Sea will be treading the sea highway to Esperence come tomorrow and be back in a week. There's no automated posts scheduled, so if anything comes up you'll know the bastards have cracked the password. X Sarah Toa
But one more thing before I go; does anyone know about the history behind Broke Inlet, the Kalgoorlie gold stealing squad and witness protection programs? I know the tale but cannot find any resources to back it up. Help appreciated. :)
Enjoy that week at sea Sarah, Nearly happened last year if I remember right? Hope you get a bit more wind than in the shots here, but not too much. Looking foward to hearing about it. Wylie and Jimmy newell walked it, amongst many others. What does it look like from behind the islands???
Pretty damn rough if I remember it Ciaran. I saild from Albany to Adelaide in winter storms in a 42 ft yacht and the size of the swell is just impossible to describe.
I'm a coward at the best of times and sailing the open ocean has never appealed. I just couldn't imagine huge seas and the dark both together. Uh uh...
It can be absolutely sublime, but in a storm at night for 18 long hours it was sheer terror. I haven't been sailing for years! Surfing is done much closer to land...
Hello there! Been here all along, hiding in the mangroves. Leaving next Wednesday or so, once the new sail gets here. I will post ...
Phew! I was imagining you out there in a 6 metre swell and saying to Boy Wonder 'Geez, I wonder how Sarah is going out there?'We left for Adelaide after waiting at the Albany jetty for a 60 knot gale to subside, we left the following morning and my God! It was lumpy out there! I was also thinking that you would have had head winds yesterday so a good strategy hiding in the mangroves!