Friday, January 23, 2009
Live and sweaty
Way too hot for swimming in the unshaded ocean. Under the railway bridge would be a good shady spot if it weren't for the power boats zooming through every 5 secs.
Boats going under the bridges are heading into Woy Woy Inlet, Woy Woy Bay, Phegans Bay, Horsfield Bay and Correa Bay (Deadmans Bay as was).
In 1934 a kid was taken by a grey nurse shark at either Phegans Bay (top red cross) or Horsfield Bay (lower red cross).
There's a local story I think about every time I go over the The Bays. In Horsfield Bay in 1934 a kid by the name of Roy Inman got taken by a grey nurse. Promised his mum he'd come out of the water after one more jump off the jetty. He jumped and the shark took him and had a go at his sister.
Only the history books and the Dear Old Things seem to remember it. Sharks are not even a blip on the radar in Brisbane Water these days, not to us landlubbers anyways.
The Peninsular News
Woy Woy Steve's shark and skeleton tales
Jimmy Little's tales of sharks and Barry the milkman
Volunteered to do a list thingy (from Device dear). No idea why as I am crap at these things.
Dreadful news from a mate.
Drank a well dry due to this dreadfully hot weather.
Dean Winchester and her wot plays Rita in Dexter do not grow less delicious.
(Straight guy readers need not be alarmed, this Dean link does not contain snuggling.)
Dying for another storm to hit and take away the muggy.
Pop over and see Woy Woy Steve's excellent bushwalkies photos.
Lost my copy of the local rag, Steve, with yer latest article in it. You are becoming quite the journo.
Nearly forgot to say I'm giving you a lick and a promise tonight 'cause I'm off for the weekend. Happy Straylya Day.
Woy Woy will once again be the scene of lantern parades, fireworks and live bands and dancing. Be there or be square. See the local rag.