Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Hello Woodruffs!!!

The Woodruffs have arrived!!!

Judging by their faces as they arrived into Sydney Arrivals hall the flight had taken its toll on our friendship!

Never mind! They are here now and hopefully we will show them such a good a time that the friendship will recover! It's amazing what a few bottles of wine can do!

Our first real day was a bit overcast which was a nice way of breaking the kids in gently to the Australian weather. We went to a local park where the kids let off some steam and then had an ice-cream next to the lake. By the time we got back to the house a few hours later you would think that we would take it easy for the rest of the day but, oh no!

The Woodruff boys had other ideas!


Off we went down to Kilaben Bay jetty and over the next heart-stopping hour we managed not only to prevent any of the kids from falling head first off the jetty but we also caught three lovely fish!

First there was the one that got away... A huge fish jumped out of the water straight out from where we were fishing. The next cast landed where we had seen him and within seconds the rod was straining. I thought the rod was going to snap and the fish was pulling so hard that we couldn't reel in the line. As the line went slack we knew we had lost him. That story can go down in history and can only get more dramatic with the telling!

Next was Gareths turn with a fair sized fish (Don't ask me what type?) It was christened "Fish"

Then Alex caught a whopper! He was known as "Chips"

Finally it was Myles who caught a tiddler that was named "Ketchup"!!!

We brought the fish home and Alex cooked his and ate it with the biggest smile on his face.

What a brilliant start to the holiday!

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