Friday, March 25, 2016
This morning I wanted to go over to look at the Mix it Up show at Yankalilla, I usually exhibit here but I only had one thing entered , and that a left over from another show. a really good exhibition of art and crafts. We talked about a walk but things are not working terribly well in the joint department at the moment and I am trying some new pain killers so John suggested we did a bit of a tour and went to Rapid Bay to look at the new jetty that has been built and see the old one. Interesting as I havent been there for years, the caravan park was full, being Easter Friday, and there were people every where. I found the rusted remains of the old jetty quite interesting, we had dived there years ago, now the place was full of divers in very high tech gear, when I think of what we dived in and with it makes me laugh, a pair of long johns and a cotton top, home made lead weights and a very primitive porpoise tank. Times have changed and so have we, but I do think we had the best of it. Freezing but pristine waters and no one else diving in those days. Any way it was a lovely couple of hours and all not far from home.IN our early days Rapid Bay was a mining town, so the beach unlike most of our lovely beaches is mostly pebbles. They mined dolomite and shipped it out hence the old jetty. I remember going in the dead of a very stormy night to rescue a friend from a yacht who was terribly sea sick on a trip to Kangaroo Island. I am not sure that would be possible with the new jetty as it seems to be purely recreational. What fun we had.