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    Wayne Kerr Unwinds Downunder

    It was time to unwind after a busy year on the road. I decided that a trip doing bugger all downunder would do the trick. Like my other travellers tales, this outlines how to be a lazy bastard for a few weeks and get fat in the process. With a busy year of travelling ahead of me, I guess a few extra pounds canít hurt.


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    Christmas dinner

    First hurdle to get over was Christmas. We donít buy into the traditional Christmas dinner thing and agreed that instead of wasting money on food we really donít enjoy that weíd collect all the ingredients for our Christmas dinner from the great outdoors. Our home town is prime oyster, crab and shrimp country so it wasnít hard to pull together a decent feed.


    ^ Our local oyster grounds Ö lovely Sydney rock oysters


    ^ We only collected 100 odd but it was more than enough for us


    ^ Bit of a pain to open up but worth the effort


    ^ Lots of crabs and prawns about too. Just collected them in a hand net.


    ^ Pretty good start to the break this was

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    Fishing

    Having spent most of 2007 on the road it was great to spend some time with Wayne Jnr fishing. Plenty of fish around this time of the year .


    ^ First step was collecting the bait


    ^ Pretty much first cast he got a nice whiting in the estuary in front of our place


    ^ The local beach 1


    ^ One of the fishiest places on the east coast of Australia IMO


    ^ Stayed here like this for a few days and got lucky from time to time


    ^ Wayne Jnr keeping his eye on the rod


    ^ This is what we were catching. Off our faces most of the time we were .

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    Cricket

    After a week or so living off the sea Mrs. Kerr was keen to hit the city but after a few days at the cricket and keeping Wayne Jnr busy in the big smoke it was back to the beach.


    ^ A few days at the cricket. Turned out to be quite a controversial match, despite the lack lustre effort from the Indians. The Indians struck me as spoiled brats right throughout the match, and I canít help but think of them as millionaire prima donnas after the furore this week.


    ^ Good thing about Sydney is that it is dead easy to get everywhere. Was pretty easy to duck off from the Cricket to the museum and zoo to keep Wayne Jnr amused.


    ^ Wayne Jnr was quite pleased with himself after seeing the red panda we hunted unsuccessfully at the Huai Kha Khaeng World Heritage Area

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    Beach

    Sydney has turned into what must be one of the most expensive places in the world to drink and with my beer habit we decided our home town beach and esky chilled beer was the best way to make the best of the break.


    ^ Donít know many better beaches than this one. Hawks Nest beach on the mid north coast of New South Wales.


    ^ Mrs. Kerr contemplating a body surfing session in this 3-4 metre swell


    ^ Wasnít long until she adopted the typical Thai beach goer position


    ^ Wayne Jnr having fun with the migratory birds


    ^ After annoying the birds for a while he was looking for a bigger challenge


    ^ Didnít take him long to start showing off like his mother

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    How the hell do you drink so much beer and don't have a beer gut?

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    Kayaking

    Was a bit windy one day so we took Wayne Jnr out kayaking in the mangroves. Not the best photos, but a pretty good day was had by all.






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    Food and Beer

    Since the main aims of the trip was to work on our beer guts, weíd be buggered with out food and beer. Nothing better than old backyard BBQ. Have been plenty of new beers released down under lately. Tried most of them, but the highlight must be the James Squire Amber Ale in the picture below.






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    Not much of a thread I know, but just rushed together whilst getting ready for the flight back to LOS. Back on the road tomorrow .

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeMock View Post
    How the hell do you drink so much beer and don't have a beer gut?
    Old man is a 20 schooner a day chap. Mums much the same. Genetics I reckon .

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    ya lucky bastard (oops might get a few test match suspension for that) I just have to look at a beer.....

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    Trick is to keep the alcohol levels up. Try a few beers with lunch, one or two in the afternoon, then a few in the evening.

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    Good stuff as usual WK: not much point in having all those lovely places unless you actually visit them!...

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    ^ Thanks KM. Another pic from out the back of our shack. Lily's home town is on the other side of the port from all accounts.


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    Dont you worry about the crocodiles?

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    I'd be more worried about Lily.

    Another nice effort WK, looks like fun.

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    Is that a bottle of NZ white I see? Hrrmph.
    Great report- nice part of the coast you live in.

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    Awwww... I love Hoi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne Kerr View Post

    Great pics. Could live on that stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tristram View Post
    Dont you worry about the crocodiles?
    Nup, the sharks ate them all .

    Day I arrived a bloke got his arse bit off by a white shark whilst surfing at my local beach Shark bites surfer on bum - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). Wayne Jnr and I had a big sucker cruise under our kayak one day. Got a shock around Christmas to come across a pack of 12 great white sharks sniffing around people swimming between the flags.


    ^ One of the 4 metre great white sharks … just a baby




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    Some close ups










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    ^ They lingered around in front of the surf club most days


    ^ We should have fed the media to them

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    Do you ever sleep wayne?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang
    Is that a bottle of NZ white I see? Hrrmph.
    Nah, northern Tasmanian chardonnay, but I'm sure the kiwis showed us all we know about wine making

    Quote Originally Posted by sharon
    Awwww... I love Hoi
    So do I darlin although I do prefer mine unshucked .


    ^ One of Mrs. Kerr's buddies enjoying a spot of abalone at Chateau Kerr

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeMock View Post
    Do you ever sleep wayne?
    Just back in from my morning swim mate. Nearly 8am here and waiting for a plane .

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