|The ruins of the St. George Lighthouse|
|The murky view down to the Jervis Bay entrance & Point Perpendicular|
A breaching Humpback whale with a small fishing boat
in the bottom left hand corner of the (poor) photo
|HMAS Creswell, the navy college, at Jervis Bay|
|Lake McKenzie - Booderee Botanical Gardens|
|Green Patch Beach & creek|
Visually, the 2 hours I spent fishing off Murray's Beach was great. The water was like glass, the sun was shining, there was no breeze, and I could see thousands of (mostly small) fish in the very clear sea. As for the actual attempts to catch these fish: fail. The last few times I'd been fishing I had unsuccessfully used pilchards as bait, and tried a number of lures. So today I tried prawns and lures. Still nothing!
Spotting the whale was a cool experience, again. Several times over the last few years Varena has said to me, "Why don't you spot a whale", and then I have. Today she never even got the chance to say anything! I was at the lookout first, and had barely made it to the railing, when I called out to her to come and look. The whale performed a couple of spectacular breaches for us, before disappearing in the depths. I must have used up all my piscatorial good fortune by spotting it. That is my excuse for the fishing.