Saturday, 11 March 2017

The Patrol Boat

Discovered a boat ramp at Lucinda, up around the corner and down the road.
Hinchinbrook Island in the distance.
The town of Ingham a population of about 4.700 people is not that far from Lucinda thus providing the town with a supermarket and plenty of shopping.


That's a Patrol Boat checking peoples fish that they caught.


He's coming in after fishing, there is a jetty and a walkway to his house.


Found this photo of the end of the long jetty where the ships are and load the sugar.

43 comments:

  1. Boa tarde, as cidades pequenas como Ingham são sempre as mais cativantes e que nos dão bem estar, é a minha opinião, as fotos são maravilhosas com os barcos patrulha.
    AG

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    1. Thank you. Small towns have to much to offer, we just have to explore them.

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  2. Quiet and beautiful place, without crowds

    Kisses

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    1. Definitely no crowds enough though winter is their busy time.

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  3. Interesting patrol boat... And interesting pictures. I could feel the sun...

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    1. It not a patrol boat as I expected. I thought it would be a stronger larger one. The men are checking the fish catch thus not needing anything bigger.
      Ah! Australia's winter sun up north is nice and warm.

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  4. I wonder what fish are illegal to catch.

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  5. It looks a great place to visit if you are a fisherman but how much are you allowed to catch.
    Merle..............

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    1. Maybe on the signs it is written what the amount would be, didn't go take a photo of that as there was a boat coming to shore.

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  6. I think that Ingham is one of the wettest places in Australia.
    As for John above, I think the reason for the fishing inspectors is
    to find out if the "fishing fraternity" have not excelled the limit
    permissible to catch in a single day.
    I don't think any fish are protected - just the quantity of that species
    being caught.
    Great post and photos.
    Colin

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    1. Yes, it's the quantity Colin and size of the fish that is Australian wide I presume.

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  7. I can't get over the length of that jetty. Just incredible.

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  8. You found us some more wonders. Much appreciated.

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    1. The men in the patrol boat were certainly doing their job as we watched for quite a while.

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  10. these photos are peace delivering and joy to look at.
    thank you for sharing the pleasure with us dear friend!

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  11. The area looks peaceful, is the water safe for swimming? I assume there are all the usual stingers, but what about sharks?

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    1. Usual stingers and you certainly don't see anyone swimming in any of that area, well we didn't...down the road somewhat at another beach there were a few in the water, but heaps of people weren't. One doesn't expect stringers and such in winter up there but you never know - best to play safe.

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    2. Forgot to answer sharks - never heard of any being in that particular area but of course there were some further south.

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  12. Looks lovely place, small city, but so beautiful sea with nice boats.

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    1. Very small town - not many people at all, but the population swells in winter as it's warm up there, and summer is too hot for many.

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  13. Una pequeña excursion llena de bonitos rincones. Un abrazo,Margaret!!!

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    1. A road off the beaten track lead to some beautiful little towns...

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  14. Thanks for a glimpse of a warm spot in the world. Temperatures here have dropped dramatically. -12 °C right now.

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    1. Oh goodness, that's cold. Today is was 30degC (86degF)here in Tasmania.

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  15. great looking mountain in the first photo!

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  16. You're bringing back many memories for me...I lived and worked in Ingham for a time, in 1997.

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