Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Out For A Boat Ride In Mandurah

Nice day for a boat ride yesterday with my workmate Gary Cutler, wife Angela and son Lee. Gary's got a lovely boat and took us down to the canals in Mandurah for a cruise. Miky isn't too good when it comes to seasickness and so didn't want to go out on the open sea. The actual drive to Mandurah, only 25 kms away, took close to an hour as there was an inordinate amount of traffic on the road.

Gary's boat - Angelina.

Let's get this show on the road, er, water.

Captain Cutler at the helm.

Captain Cutler off duty.

They're a strange mob down in Mandurah, based on their toilet signs.

Apparently only one-legged women can use these toilets.

Apparently only intoxicated men can use these toilets.

Stopped off at Cicerello's for lunch. Pity they didn't have a boat-through as it would have made the process a lot quicker. We had been talking about a gentleman that we do business for, and who I used to work for, as he has a holiday place nearby, and we bumped into him in Cicerello's. It's a small world.

Lunch - fish 'n chips of course. Also had squid 'n chips.

There were some awfully nice, and totally unaffordable, places around the canal in Mandurah.


Also noice.

Now that's what I call a waterfront home.

Even Mr Percival paid us a visit.

The owner of this boat either loves giving rides to friends or runs a ferry company.

We got to see some dolphins and Gary, in an act of bravery, asked me if I wanted to take control. Brave man indeed considering that his boat is quite new.

Captain Ham at your service.

First mate Yu-Jin

The ladies.

After our little jaunt it was back to Gary and Angela's place for a BBQ tea. Poor Gary - he worked so hard. It took an hour to clean the boat when he got home, he cooked the barbie and then had to clean the pool after Yu-Jin had spent nearly two hours playing with the dogs and kicking/throwing dirty balls into the pool. Yu-Jin had a great time and was dead tired once we got home last night.


megha said...

'The owner of this boat either loves giving rides to friends or runs a ferry company.'

Or happens to be a serial killer a la Cabin by the Lake.

Hammy said...

Very good, very good. It almost sounds a bit "I know what you did last Summer" like.

Hammysmum said...

Why was Yu-Jin the only one wearing safetly gear??? I'm mighty glad he was.

Hammy said...

I guess we adults were a bit lax when it came to safety but we were doing a maximum of 8 knots so there wasn't too much to worry about. I knew that someone would pick that up.

Hammysmum said...

You might have known it would be me. I think you should have life jackets on if you are moving at snail's pace. How fast is 8 knots, anyway?

Hammy said...

Gee Mum,

You have the Internet at your fingertips and a good question to investigate so why don't you look it up by yourself? And that is not to say that I don't know either.

Hammysmum said...

Just tried to access a conversion chart. No luck. So, what is the answer?

Hammy said...

The Weather Network dot Com