|Great fishing on the Annon river|
Saturday 29th August
|Prawn trawler at Cooktown wharf|
The fishing was pretty good back then, we will spend a day or two here.
Parked at the Cooktown wharf first up to buy lunch at the Gill'd & Gutt'd takeaway. A nice feed of fish and chips for starters. Watched heaps of fish being caught from the wharf then grabbed a kilo of prawns fresh from the prawn trawler. Spent the night at the free camp in Adelaide street.
Sunday 30th August
Back along the highway a few kilometres to the Annon River bridge for a few days. Went to take the Jimny off the trailer and found the battery dead flat, so back to Cooktown to get a new one then finally parked up in a nice spot at the southern end of the bridge.
Monday 31st August
Caught a nice bream off the bridge at Annon river today, not big, but legal!! tasted great for lunch, from the river to the pan with lemon and down my gullet - oh my!! so sweet.
|Huge Groper in Annon River Cooktown|
Tuesday 1st September
Lazy day today, fishing and reading. Never caught anything though. We went back into Cooktown this afternoon, making our way back south tomorrow but will catch up on the domestic chores first.
|The creek at the Lions Den Hotel camp ground and Dot|
|Entrance to the bar|
I visited the bar in the early evening to listen to a couple of elderly diggers playing piano-accordions, had a thoroughly entertaining couple of hours, they both played by ear, most of the songs they played I knew and sang and clapped my hands along with them, not bad at all.
Heading south again.
|Rocks on the hill out from the Loins den Hotel|
Moving along now.!!
|Bower bird bower at Lakeland|