Shack Trip

Friday, June 11, 2010

On Monday Rachel, Emma and I set off for a trip to the shack. For no particular reason other than we thought it would be fun. Some other friends were meant to be coming along as well, but there were some issues and i am over all the cat fighting and that sort of thing so i said no worries and they didn't come- i get over that kind of thing very quickly!!!
I was a bit bummed because Jasmine had to fly to Melbourne and we were keen for her to come- but we found a look a like on a beach one day- just kidding Jas- i only said it coz i know you always read my blog :)

We left Launceston at about 10am and arrived at the shack at about 12:30, after a few pit stops and a weird ten minutes with a police man deliberately following exactly where we drove- it scared the crap out of us as we were thinking it was like on a horror movie where he is a serial killer dressed up as a cop, following us to kill us!

We dumped our stuff, and went and got some groceries for the few days. We then decided to go fishing- oh what an experience!!! I really think we need a guy with us the next time we go because we had no idea!!!

Photo edited by Lisa.

On the drive down we were planning our trip and knew fishing was a must. I said "Oh damn, we should have brought a knife!!" .. To which Rachel replies "Don't worry i brought one!" and whips out this huge knife! I was driving and glanced over and nearly had a heart attack! I said "Now that's a knife!" which made us laugh the whole time as it reminded us of on crocodile dundee where he says "THAT'S not a knife, THAT is a knife!" and had us saying it for days, whenever we could fit it into a conversation!! Haha.

Rach was probably the best at fishing (NOT!!) as her bait kept flying off into the water, as did her sinkers! At one stage she cast out and heard a thud and was thinking the line was off in the water somewhere, when really it had flown behind her and landed on the jetty! Oh it was a crack up!!!

We skimped out on buying bait and took the stuff from the freezer in the shack, which had probably been there since summer! But we used it anyway.. it was totally gross and we hated touching it, as it was little tiny, slimey fish! THAT is why you go fishing with guys!!!

Needless to say we didn't catch any fish! But had fun talking, eating (what else!?) and taking photos :)

This is my reflection off the jetty, in case you couldn't work it out :)

We were so bummed that we didn't have a SLR camera with us, only mine & Rachel's point and shoots.. Emma has an SLR but her mum needed it, and mine is still on layby. We tried our best to get some decent photos after playing with different settings and angles etc.

Photo below by Emma, edited by Lisa :)

I am particularly fond of this one below that Emma took.. I like to think of it as "the world through makayla's eyes"

The next day when it stopped raining we headed to the beach! :) On the way we followed a sign that said "Airport" as we were very curious... St Helen's indeed does have an airport!! It was quite funny!

We drove to Binalong Bay, and a bit further along to have a look. I don't know what this beach is called, but it is very private and secluded.. It was terribly windy though, and i was wishing it was Summer so badly!!!

We then decided to climb the rocks to see the view, and i went my own way and followed a path, but Emma, having been inspired after watching Man vs Wild the night before, decided to climb the actual rock! Resulting in her getting stuck! I was too busy laughing and taking photos to actually help her- lucky Rach was there =P

The view was magnificent and we stood there for ages getting pictures and taking it all in. When it started raining quite heavily we decided to get back to the car!

We then drove along to Binalong Bay.. It is so beautiful there- even in winter!!!
I just love these next two pictures that Lisa edited for me!
Rachel and I

Trying to get a picture of Rachel & I but i didn't realise the camera was zoomed right in! :)

I absolutely love this photo as well. Even though i had to run like crazy to beat the timer.. i love how the sand is in focus and not us.

It was actually absolutely freezing and we had our jackets, gloves and scarves on! We were laughing because without looking at the pictures closely it looks like we are actually at the snow- not the beach, because the sand is so beautiful and white!

Our nights were spent walking to the park (in between rain downpours!) and playing there. I figure you are never to old to play at the park. Don't freak out mum, we didn't go walking in the dark- it's just so overcast it looks it! It was about 4pm.

We didn't play for long because it started raining again. So we headed back to the shack- and we got absolutely soaked!! Even though the shack is literaly a 2 minute walk from the beach & park!!!

When we had to stay inside because of the rain we played board games, watched movies, read books, talked, ate lots of food (including pop tarts- yum!) and played cards :) All three of us are huge Friends fans so we watched a fair few episodes of that too :)

Showing off my shuffling skills. I can do that thing they do in movies with the shuffling, where you split the deck and flip it back together- that doesn't make sense but i'm sure you know what i'm talking about! It took me ages to learn and i'm very proud of it :)

On the last day we had planned to rent some push bikes and go for a ride.. But it was again raining so we cleaned the shack, packed our stuff, got some lunch and left. As we pulled into Scamander it was SO sunny so we stopped at the beach there for a while to look around. We found a random dog who came up and played fetch with us. As we were leaving it ran up to a man and his little girl who we thought were the owners. The man asked us if it was our dog as they had been playing with it too, we said no and he said it wasn't his either... It was very friendly though and even posed for our picture ;)

The drive home seemed a lot shorter than the way there- which i was glad for because i was the driver and had never driven that far before! My little car held up well. I even checked the oil & water and all that and it was great :)
I DID have to pull over somewhere near Avoca and stop for ten minutes because of a HUGE hail storm that was falling!!! I couldn't see a thing out the windscreen even with the wipers going full blast. Of course in true Tasmanian style the sun came out after it was over, and i even became warm enough to take my jumper off! =P

It was heaps of fun to get away for a few days and forget all the stresses of school and the upcoming exams. It was great to relax and have fun. Especially with no parents!! Just kidding- but not really because it was awesome :)

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The Kings said...

Oh so fun!!!! I used to love trips with my friends like that when i was about the same age. Looks freezing but still beautiful. Love it down there.

Country/City Boy said...

Love all the pics,looks like you girls all had a blast even with all the rain.

Anonymous said...

Man, i am glad that little fish is the bait and not what you caught! . . . That would be embarrassing.

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