Recent blog contributions

mareli121Tue, 11/01/2022 - 9:17pm

Hello everyone,

Normally I would be promoting our usual efforts towards Clean Up for 2022 on Sunday, 6th of March, starting at the Community Centre at 8:00am and finishing at 10am. As those of you who know me are aware, my partner is requiring on going medical treatment with this progression culminating, as it turns out, in an operation to be performed around the the time the Clean Up. 

janinerSat, 08/01/2022 - 2:21pm
Loose oyster line

Over the New Year long weekend, a line of oysters broke loose in strong winds. It was near the boat launching area at Water Street. The line was outside the lease area but it it was bunched up and easily visible. On Wednesday, I tried contacting the phone number that DPI Fisheries had given us, but it was disconnected. I then tried DPI Fisheries, but they were on holidays until 10 Janunary. I then tried the mobile phone number that was on the XL Oysters website.

It was very pleasing to find that the problem was fixed within 24...

tonyhFri, 07/01/2022 - 10:27am

There is evidence of what I think are deceptive, and possibly illegal, trade practices being conducted by Australian internet retailers. They are advertising for the sale of goods with delivery promises they have no hope of achieving. They don’t actually have the goods in stock, and they don’t have a clue when they will get them. But they do have your order and your money.

Then, when you give up in sheer frustration, you can’t easily contact them - or they pass the buck.

Two instances I have had recently.

I ordered a heavy four-wheel tipping barrow...

tonyhThu, 06/01/2022 - 9:36am

Gardening this week. A risky pursuit I try to avoid at the best of times. Bitten by some cowardly little bastard thing hiding in the grass. The doctor thinks it was a white-tail spider. “This can lead to necrosis,” she cheerfully explained. “That means ‘going rotten’, so you probably won’t notice any difference.”

She prescribed anti-hysterics, anti-erotics and anti-something-else which google tells me could give me vaginal itch. She also offered me free ear wax removal. Generous, I thought.

Meanwhile, in the UK there are now 3.7 million cases of covid, doubling weekly in the over sixties. My...

janinerMon, 03/01/2022 - 3:47pm

We ran into a crab trap line yesterday. The buoy was about the size of a ping pong ball and was difficult to see. There was a line of these traps with small buoys between the oyster lease and the shore and they were in the zone where a lot of people take their boats when the tide is low. We were lucky to avoid a rope wrapped around our propellor.

A fishing licence is required to use a crab trap. There is a limit of two crab traps or 4 hoop nets/witches hats per licenced person. The following...

dougkTue, 14/12/2021 - 12:44am

It's Christmas time in the Cove once more.
Sing along with North Arm Cove's own Christmas song ...