My fisherman hubby always takes his rods on holiday, every where we go, his lines are hooked up, angled, ready to play! Each day he dangles his worms, but when there are no bites, that causes him major concerns!
At Shark Bay, patiently he’d cast his bait into the sea, but no fish was he pulling out, they hadn’t wanted a feed! Sad and forlorn, he questioned the locals of the town, where are all the fish? Have they sunk or perhaps drowned?
I kept feeding him big hearty meals to keep up his strength, in the evening a few beers for his disappointment and recompense. Then… around the campfire one night… the local men told him perhaps the reason for his plight and ‘why’ those fish wouldn’t have a bite. They told him, that the fish, in the Bay are ‘all breeding,’ so, this is their starving and ‘fasting’ season’ ‘They have ‘other’ and better things to do… than get ‘hooked up’ on a line with you. If you come back again next year, In April, be sure to bring your fishing gear. Then you are certain to catch… massive big fish from the beach, when you cast!’
I’d like to see a smile on hubby’s face in that month, we may finally get to dine on a seafood brunch. Victoria Healing ~ 31.8.2017 Fisherman Fails ~ Shark Bay/Nanga Bay Resort
‘Nothing makes a fish bigger than almost being caught’
I met an older man at the Nanga Bay Resort campfire, not sure of his name?
Told us tales of his life story, however, I couldn’t get a word in side or edgeways.
As a young man when at work, he’d taken a terrible fall,
Left him suffering with injured back, epilepsy and possibly medically, there could be more!
He’d travelled as a truck driver, around every road in Oz…
Mapping his interesting journey, telling me on the whereabouts of why and because.
He told of how all his life, he’d looked after his parents, who’d had dementia, as they’d grown old.
Although his getaway hobby was; travelling each week, along the great aussie roads.
UNICEF fundraising was his next story to unfold…
He’d met a group of young men and what to him, they had told.
A mission around the world, visiting every country on the globe
One walker had been killed in Afghanistan
But his brother continued walking and fundraising for disadvantaged children, across international lands!
I then had to ask, “Had he got a wife and children?”
He told me… “No because his life had been taken up, caring for his parents.
A Cow farmer he was, from a childhood back when
Breeding different coloured shades of cattle and then,
The highlight of his life, he had said…
A prized stud Bull into a Victorian Grand Arena, he had led.
Well, he then went on, sharing so much, … for more than an hour!
Tales of his life, I took note of paying attention and devoured.
Listening intently to all that he said
But behind his back, everyone was laughing and jeering at him instead.
Sadly they had no patience for his stories, so he drew his chair to me closer…
That man, I respected and admired, because he was 80, or maybe even older…
He told me about the missing link they’d found in his family.
He being the fourth generation from Liverpool and that was his ancestry.
A daring elder, adventuring on his own, across this land…
How brave and courageous he is, that kind of character, I appreciate and want to understand.
Then I thought how lucky I was, to be there
Maybe… this could be the last conversation that he perhaps would share,
I’m glad that I had taken time to pay attention and show him that I cared.
So staring intensely as of each era he told,
He’d conclude with ‘AN THAT’… so then his next chapter would unfold.
So always, when out in the great Ozzie bush
Listening to our elders, for me, is a must.
Warm, balmy nights, drinks in hand
If you’ve ever experienced this, then you will understand
Then this morning, I went trekking off to the loo,
I met our resident young chef and he was unhappy too!
He told me ‘Some bastard had run over me ‘Ganja’
I’m hoping that doesn’t affect him tonight, when he’s cooking our Snagger’s!
Nanga Bay Resort is not what I thought,
You see, the basic and simple things in life are the most charming to remember and record
Victoria Healing ~ 24.8.2017
Campfires ‘an’ that’ ~ Hey Momma
‘Maybe some people are just passing through. It's like some
people just come through our lives to bring us something:
a gift, a blessing, a lesson we need to learn. And that's why they're here. You'll have that gift forever.’Danielle Steel
“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the
book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for
― Madeleine L'Engle
On watching the life story of Princess Diana last night
Telling the story of how her Mom had walked out of her life…
Diana, searched far and wide, for that missing love and affection
Happiness, harmony and peace of mind.
So this is my complaint for today
Makes me frustrated and sad, to say…
My beautiful Mom too, had been abandoned as a child
Her childhood so sad, never to be resolved as an adult, or reconciled!
Always wondering why her mom and dad had left her…
Her whole life through, she’d felt abandoned and rejected!
Insecure, neglected, with no self confidence,
I will not make apologies for being so blunt…
Sometimes I wonder, if my Mom’s life would have been any different
If her parents had been more loving and consistent?
Isn’t there enough strife in this world?
Without abandoning your children,
Leaving them un-parented, depressed and unheard.
I find it so incredible, but true;
That a parent can walk away from their child
Not caring what they do.
Off to a better life with another,
Who doesn’t have love, care or any feeling, about the young children spawned by their new lover?
How much damage would that cause their child?
Ignored, alone, feeling reviled.
I can’t understand how anyone can,
Leave their offspring feeling unloved,
Under any circumstance!
Yes, life can be hard,
Life can be tough,
Other times rough.
Perhaps not feeling, so, in love.
But what about the innocent youngster who doesn’t understand?
How their parent can walk away
Un considered in their Father or Mothers new life and plans.
Sad to think that this is a pattern of life
Little children are the one’s who are sacrificed.
Adults should deal with their own s*&t
Honour their responsibilities as a priority and then get on with IT!
Get a divorce or a separation,
But please don’t abandon your children
In your own selfish manifestation
Victoria Healing ~ 22.8.2017
Child rescue ~ Hey Momma
There is no such thing as a "broken family." Family is family,
and is not determined by marriage certificates, divorce papers, and
adoption documents. Families are made in the heart.
The only time family becomes null is when those ties in the heart
are cut. If you cut those ties, those people are not your family.
― C. JoyBell C.
Eagle Bluff, so picturesque! a magical, breathtaking place
Once seen, never forgotten, but no photo’s here,
Because our camera shots wouldn’t take!
We’ll go back another day and try again
As this is a sacred place for our dear Aboriginal women and men
Their indigenous culture is suspicious of…
Any photographs that are taken as they are our traditional land owners of Oz.
Funny then, that my camera wouldn’t work?
Strange goings on, I thought this mysterious law here seems to lurk!
Never before had I had that experience,
I will always honour and respect this circumstance!
Eagle Rock Island was just off in the distance!
They say that this is, one of the best places to come for a visit.
The rock in front of this Bay…
Is where the Eagles and Ospreys come home to stay.
Shallow, clear crystal waters below;
If you visit at high tide, so many marine wonders to know.
It is said that under the boardwalks, is teeming with life
Including Rays, Turtles, Sharks and Dugongs, now that would be nice.
World Heritage listing… and you can see why
Make sure you put this on your wish list and definitely drop by
Went off next to visit the wonders of Shell Beach
Cockle Shells are ingrained they say, over nine metres deep.
Sapphire oceans and snowy white Cockle Shell beach
Only a few handful of places on earth, where shells replace the sands to the reef.
Created naturally for over 4000 years
This beach is over 120kms long,
Breathtakingly amazingly so white, pristine and pure;
You’ll want to stay longer that is for sure!
Lucky and glad to have seen this phenomenon
So much natural beauty, here, is going on!
Victoria Healing ~ 18.8.2017
Eagles Rock and Cockle Shells ~ Hey Momma
Eagle Bluff is “Located approximately 20 km south from Denham, this
area is named after the osprey or sea eagles which nest on the rock island just
offshore. It boasts a boardwalk, which extends over the ocean and
from this you can see the Useless Loop salt pile as well as the
spectacular Shark Bay wildlife. Dugongs can be seen during the summer months, when they come in close to shore to feed on the massive sea grass meadows in the Shark Bay area.The warm, shallow waters of this bay abound in fish species such as
whiting and mullet which attract dozens of sharks to feed.The deeper channel water contains many colourful species of coral
making it great for snokelling if you don't mind sharing the water
with the sharks.Eagle Bluff also marks the spot where Captain H.M. Denham carved the
inscription on a rock in 1858 from which the town derives its name.
The rock is now placed in Pioneer Park in the township of Denham
because it was fragile and breaking away from the Bluff.The raised boardwalk also gives views of two small limestone islands
once mined for guano and now important breeding bird colonies.
The larger island is called Eagle Island”
Kayaking on the rivers in the great outback. what more could you want, what more could you lack? Supplies of sandwiches in the car, drinks in the back. Our furry girls are loving, enjoying the sun; freedom to explore, whilst having a little run. The river is calming and peaceful, the sunshine is out; an enjoyable happy day, without any doubt. Got this wonderful place to ourselves, little white butterflies, are fluttering around. Fishing rods, are all set up. enjoying the views, appreciating, this outlook. Oars at the ready, kayak is set up on the shore! How perfect life is, it’s never a bore. Paradise is here, oh my good Lord! Sounds of silence, hush and still, savouring serene moments, are brill!
As you wake up from your sleepy dream state;
mystical, magical, as you start to sense you’re awake.
Your emotions and feelings, towards what you have dreamed,
that other dimension, was there, what did you see?
What are the feelings that you’d had?
was it an adventure or feeling, happy or sad?
Those dream teachers always there for you,
guiding you forwards, to what you could do.
Victoria Healing 15.8.2017
Dream Messengers ~ Hey Momma
“Some people see things that are and ask, Why?
Some people dream of things that never were and ask, Why not?
― George Carlin