On The Water – Swan River Cruise


Today we drove into Perth, had lunch at the Lucky Shag, strolled around Elizabeth Quay and took a cruise down the river to Fremantle.

James Stirling, Captain Cook Cruises, Perth, WA
James Stirling, Captain Cook Cruises, Perth, WA

The following are just some of the photo’s that I took during the cruise.

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West Australian Rowing Club Boat House – Perth, WA
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Seagull
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Wind Surfer, Swan River – Perth WA
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Wind Surfer, Swan River – Perth WA
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Dolphins, Swan River – Perth WA
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Wind Surfer, Swan River – Perth WA
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Wind Surfers, Swan River – Perth WA
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Wind Surfers, Swan River – Perth WA
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Wind Surfers, Swan River – Perth WA
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Wind Surfer, Swan River – Perth WA
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Wind Surfer, Swan River – Perth WA
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Wind Surfer, Swan River – Perth WA
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Tugs Wambiri, Svitzer Falcon & Svitzer Eagle – Fremantle, WA
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MS Astor – Fremantle, WA
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Bulk Carrier SBI Orion – Fremantle, WA
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Container Ship Maersk Gironde – Fremantle, WA
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Unknown – Fremantle, WA
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Fishing Boat , Narrows Bridge – Perth, WA
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Bridge Arches, Elizabeth Quay – Perth, WA
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“Cube” Boat – Perth, WA
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Flotilla Sailing, Swan River – Perth, WA

View From The Conservatory


My recent angling experiences are limited to salt water,  mainly here in the UK and, to a lesser extent, in Western Australia.

Here in the UK, especially when fishing from a boat, if a fish is caught or perhaps old bait is thrown overboard seagulls will materialise out of thin air. Where none could be seen on a mirror flat surface or in the sky, suddenly they will appear to take ownership of the fishy scraps.

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I have witnessed a wee, brightly coloured, bird land on a rod tip to watch as a string of feathers were dropped to the sea bed. Then, in a bright flash of colour, it has plunged into the sea to follow the feathers as they dropped to the sea floor. After a few seconds, when the bird didn’t pop back to the surface. the feathers were retrieved with the bird well and truly hooked. Thankfully it survived.

When fishing in Oz I have observed and experienced the fact that each and every shore based angler will have their own personal pelican. Usually sitting on a higher vantage point, but also just a few feet behind the angler at sand level where they are so brazen that they will sneak up behind the angler and steal bait from his hand.

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Close up, that beak can be quite intimidating.

My own personal experience was when fishing from a breakwater, I was luck enough to catch a small silvery fish. Looked a bit like a British garfish. Anyway, as I triumphantly reeled my catch into shore, my personal pelican launched and tried to steal my catch from the water. He failed.

However, when all said and done, I have never experienced this …..

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Fishing Buddies

Fishing buddies, or a fish thief in waiting ?