I brought Jaymes with me to Gold Coast, Australia on a business trip in December 2002. On the weekend, my Australian friend Mike brought us on a cruise on his houseboat along a scenic river. It was a lovely day. Mike and his son Jared love this river. I fell in love with it too.
The water was so clear and calm. You could see lots of jellyfish in it. And schools of fishes.There were pelicans circling above the clear blue skies and fishing in the river. Jared brought out a pail of cut fish and a box of bread crusts for the birds. Jaymes had so much fun feeding them, throwing the fish to the beautiful birds who caught them with their large beaks. You could even slide the fish down their open and awaiting beaks. We were so close to nature.
Then we anchored at the riverbank to fish. Mike showed Jaymes how to throw a fishing line and they tried fishing for our lunch. Mike and Jared then set some traps to catch crabs. They had a table and two chairs set up with a yummy Carrot Cake that Mike's wife, Brenda baked. There were 2 bottles of red wine from their vineyard, crunchy salad and roasted chicken sandwiches. We had a picnic while waiting for the fish to bait.
Jaymes was truly enjoying this rare moment of nature and with awesome guys. We don't have the chance to enjoy such a great activity in Singapore.
Jaymes waiting patiently for a silly fish .... hehehe.... the fish was too smart. 2 hours and no fish took the bait.
We did catch 4 big crabs though. We brought them back to Brenda who cooked them for dinner. The crabs tasted so sweet!