THIS WEEK ON ALL 4 ADVENTURE…
Due to Covid, Jase and Simon have been locked out of WA after a quick trip home to draw the Keys 2 Adventure winner of the Back in Black truck! (Watch the live draw here!) But there’s always a Plan B, so they fuel up at Borroloola with the goal of heading offshore to come islands that harken back to the early days of All 4 Adventure. They’ve even got old pal Stew along for this leg of the trip.
The boys meet up with the Li-Anthawirriyarra Sea Rangers to get lay of the land and water. Then with special permission, they unload their gear and prepare to set sail from Bing Bong in order to head out to the islands. Jase has to make a safety call with means they need to repack before pushing off.
They find a place to set up camp at Crocodile Point before heading out in the tinny to fish for their supper. There’s a 2 for 1 special on queenfish along with some good looking cod. Simon also catches his first hammerhead.
Thanks to Ranger Thomas and his family, the boys get an up-close look at the bush tucker that is collected for their community.
Back at camp, Jase puts an Italian spin on supper with his Pizza Damper… pineapple optional!
Thick fog greets them the next morning, but by the time they have reached North Island, it is a clear and beautiful day. Brett from Wiyibi Fishing & Wilderness Lodge meets them and offers some prime fishing locations when you can see straight to the bottom. Unfortunately the sharks also decide to fish there.
It’s not just the fishing that has led the boys to this spot. Some old maps and journals from Matthew Flinders talk about an unusual settlement in this area, and the boys are determined to try and walk in those historical footsteps. First goal is to find a monutment left 100 years ago on Observation Island which will set their bearings for the next spot they hope to find. There’s also the place where the HMS Investigator replenished their freshwater, and there’s a bay that fits the description. But will the boys be more distracted by the promise of big barra in the waterway? So it’s fish before Flinders, and then the boys get down to business to find evidence of the freshwater source.
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Special thanks to the Li-Anthawirriyarra Sea Rangers!
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