Today I went off fishing with 2 friends and a small child (not quite 3).
We went out in a boat on the North East River and trawled behind the boat for Australian Salmon. At first we had 2 handlines out, and a rod and reel, and one steering the boat, and one looking after the darling little girl, who was a total honey all day. But after a while the boat owner decided to give up fishing, and just deal with steering and parenting. All in all we got a big catch, but embarrassingly enough I caught 3/4 of the fish. In the end both lines had the same lures on them, (they had started different) but mine just caught a lot more. So I had a really good day.
Luckily for me, the other two did not make me gut all my own fish, we made a production line of it, and cleaned them all together on the beach. About 25/30 pelicans hung around in the water, just out of gut range, ready to clean up the moment we moved away from the gutting station. Our little helper kept wanting to wade out and pat one, and although they would only have been about waist deep for her we discouraged her!!!
Dave did not have a good day. He had stayed home, to be good, and get some work done. Unfortunately he had spilled some coffee on his keyboard early in the morning, and when he went back to work it had seized up! Even more unfortunately my computer is older, and my keyboard is not USB, so he couldn't just use mine. He does have 'voice to text' but it does not work really well for him, so he cut grass and wood and was not happy.
We have ordered a new keyboard on line, and hope that it arrives really really fast.
Unfortunately I did not take Dave's camera with me, or you would have pics of a beautiful sunny day, with 3 other boats dancing around us on the river, a cute blonde little girl and a huge catch of fish, but instead you will just have to imagine the scene!