Wyld Woman Goes Bush

A radical life changing story of how a woman walks away from her 'norm' seeking ancient knowledge first from the Aboriginal Australians and then finding her path being steered towards Tibetan Buddhism.

Fishing – the BEST day of my life!

Fishing in Tropical North Queensland with my Aboriginal friend was the BEST day of my life! fishing-cooktown-9

As we set out in our small tinny I felt both excitement and trepidation. We were going to CROC waters in a tinny for crabbing and fishing. We were going out for the day.

I had the best views at the front of the boat which was stocked crab nets, hand fishing lines, buckets and even a pot for cooking up our catch. There wasn’t a whole lot of room for my feet until I sorted out the menagerie into a more organised pile to be able to put my feet up and enjoy the view.

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We stopped our boat in shallow waters and hopped out to throw a net for bait.

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Out here it’s void of civilisation…and so quiet…peaceful… and beautiful!

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After catching a few small fish for bait we headed out to set the crab nets.

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Moving right in close to the mangroves we had our bait in and tossed the crab net out of the boat with a floating ball to locate it later in the day. It was near these mangroves that we saw a female croc hovering around someone else’s crab pot….which we assumed must have had a crab in it.

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Once all the crab nets were put out it was time to do some fishing.

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With our fish and 1 crab we pulled the tinny on shore and set up a bush camp to cook up some lunch.

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Fish ready to be scaled and cleaned before cooking on the fire. The crab is cooking in the pot while we prepare the fish.

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Crab cooking on the fire.

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Which turns red when cooked.

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Fish cooking on the coals.

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Mmmm….delicious lunch!

We collected beautiful red seeds for necklaces at this bush camp.

It was such a delightful day! I can not describe properly in words how a day in the bush makes you feel. It was truly the most deeply peaceful I’ve ever felt.

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