Tuesday, 26 August 2008

F for Flight, and Fish





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Scenic flights in Cairns by helicopter.





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Finally I am back again and I guess it’s the letter “F” this Wednesday that is going to dominate our blogs. Well that’s not so difficult for it is the first letter of flight. Our flight to Hong Kong was on 15th July. It was very uneventful and we arrived right in time in Hong Kong where we stayed for 16 hours in a dayroom in a good hotel.(Our flight from Australia to Hong Kong, however, was very chaotic. I'll tell you later about it.) On Thursday 17th July, we arrived in Cairns without delay. We rented a car and stayed another week in Cairns.Then we went to Cooktown where my daughter lives with her family.
We went fishing on the beach with my daughter's aboriginal relatives and lit a fire to brew tea in a billy, which is very Australian.
Lateron in the week we went fishing on the Reef. I caught one fish and decided to take photos during the rest of the time. My daughter's youngest child caught 4 fish which made him very happy. The biggest fish was called a mother-in-law- fish!! The smallest fish had a mouth with three rows of very sharp teeth. It was called a coral cod.

Thanks to Mrs. Nesbitt, who has hosted this ABC game for the third round to the letter F for ABC Wednesday Anthology and/or ABC Wednesday Round 3 See these for other fascinating F entries

38 comments:

RuneE said...

Must have been some tour - reading your title I at first thought that you had caught the fish from the flight!

Silly me.

'JoAnn's-D-Eyes'NL said...

grrrrhghgh I do not like the mouth of the FISH, thats why I am afraid to catch a fish but the picture is great! The plane on the 2th photo is an old kind right? Is this one able to fly???Nice photography.

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Greetings from JoAnn's-D-Eyes

kjpweb said...

Wonderful "F"'s! Glad you're back safe and sound! :)
Cheers, Klaus

Dina said...

Hi Wil! Amazing fish, and the blokes holding them are, uh, interesting too.
Your planes and fire and fruit are fun.

ellen b. said...

Wow! What great looking fish!! Looks like you had a great time...

Granny Smith said...

I hope you had a fish dinner after the fishing expedition. Yum! Which of the fish are edible? Australia was the only country I've lived in where I truly savored fish and chips, probably because there was such a variety of fish featured that one could have a different one every day.

Ivar Ivrig said...

Nice and cool F. You're good at "fishing for comments" also :-)

Texas Travelers said...

Loved the flight,
Fish,
Fruit,
Flowers,
also great whale shots.
Well done.

Thanks for the visit,
Troy

leslie said...

Fantastic postS on F-words! Those fish and flowers are very intriguing - different from what we're used to here.

Reader Wil said...

Runee, you're right: the title is a bit strange!
Joann's-d-eyes, thanks for your visit.The 2nd photo was a model hanging in the hall of the airport building in Hong Kong. I only caught one fish and left the rest to the "boys". I rather take photos.Your post is great.
Klaus, thanks, I am also glad to be at home.
Dina, one of the blokes is my Australian daughter's friend and the one with the beard is my son-in-law.
Ellen, yes it was great fun!
Granny Smith thank you! The fish we caught were not fit for consumption and we threw them back, but you are right Australia has a wonderful variety in fish.
Ivar Ivrig, thank you!
Texas Travelers, thanks for the poetical comment!
Leslie, you are right about the fish and plants in Australia, and actually all its wildlife is intriguing on this continent.

me ann my camera said...

Flight is popular as a F word this week! Great fish pictures too.

ann at
Gallimaufry Gleanings

Kim from Hiraeth said...

That coral cod is pretty even if it DOES have three rows of teeth! You were brave to hold it up!

nina said...

Beautiful spotted fish! wow.

Bear Naked said...

Does the mother-in-law Fish have a Finicky Fsce?

Bear((( )))

D Herrod said...

Looks like you had a fun trip.

CaBaCuRl said...

Hope you enjoyed your visit to FNQ.

Gordon said...

Looks like you had some interesting experiences once again in Oz. The fish you have shown are quite different to what we catch here in SA; very interesting.

Gary said...

The last photo should have been called the mother in law fish - looks just like mine!!

Great series of flight pics, and love the fish.

Gary

Denise said...

Wow! The fish were so wonderful, like nothing we ever see in these parts.

Reader Wil said...

Hi me ann my camera ! Thanks for your visit!
Kim from Hiraeth, you are right it's a pretty fish, but its teeth and dorsal fin were very sharp and it bit my son-in -law.
Thank you Nina! The fish were all so colourful!
Bear, I don't know, we threw her back. Good F words though! What is Fsce??
D herrod, yes of course!
Cabacurl! Yes FNQ is excellent! Thanks.
Gordon, yea there's a great big difference between the fish here and in Oz.
Gary, ough!
Denise, pity these fish were not edible, so they went back into the coral sea!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Great 'F' post.. and those fish are stunning...

Kjerstis Hjørne said...

Very nice photos! Thanks for sharing!

Middle Ditch said...

I had a great time looking at those photographs and reading the story. You had a wonderful time.

Who is that guy holding those fish??

Middle Ditch said...

Oooops, reading the comments I realize it is you!

Reader Wil said...

Thank you Tom! Mange takk Kjersti!

Middle Ditch, the guys holding the fish are the partners of my daughters.

Dina said...

Well, cool. The guys look like fun to go fishing with, look like they know what they're doing.

Shellmo said...

Those fish were beautiful - especially the yellow one!

Janice Thomson said...

Gosh the fish photos are fantastic. Look forward to hearing about your flight too :)

Dragonstar said...

Beautiful aircraft photos!

Dirk said...

Heel wat F's. Leuke foto's. Ik neem aan dat jij nog steeds Nederlands spreekt.
Dirkjogt, België

Suburbia said...

Such amazing looking fish! Beautiful and big too. Could you eat them?

Denise said...

Hi, like fish, especially what had three rows of teeth.
hugs, Denise

Sherry said...

Beautiful fish!! I love it. are they all edible?

Tommy said...

great post and love the fish pictures

Reader Wil said...

Thanks Dina, Shellmo, Janice and Dragonstar!
Bedankt Dirk, ja ik spreek gewoon Nederlands, want ik ben geboren in Rotterdam en mijn ouders waren Rotterdammers en mijn hele familie, behalve mijn jongste dochter woont hier. Ik kan je niet op je blog bereiken om te bedanken dus doe ik het hier!

Suburbia thanks! No the fish were not edible!

Hi Denise, are fish with three rows of teeth more tasty than others? Anyway this one bit my son-in-law and its mouth was bigger than its body! Hugs to you too. I wouldn't dare hug one of those fish.

Thanks Sherry and Tommy, we threw all the fish back into the Coral Sea

kouji said...

that is so cool. haven't been back in australia in so long. and i miss the sea.

kRiZ cPEc said...

wow, some nice big fishes!

Reader Wil said...

Hi Kouji thank you and may be you get a chance to go back to Oz.

Thank you too kRiZ cPEc!