Well I'm sure you've all been waiting for my update on life in the Limestone Coast....
When I got the position here I looked at the climate and thought bugger, how do I sell this to Lisa. Today was the 2nd day of spring, I was on the coast doing info sessions with the pro cray fishermen. It was a sunny 21C, the southern ocean was flat, sea was the brightest blue I've ever seen and the numerous reefs here looked amazing. Last week I showed Lisa some bays where it's so calm as they are protected by the reefs, you can snorkel in flat calm seas whatever the weather and easily get your limit of abalone and rocklobster. You can catch 40cm+ kgw and snapper from the beaches too. It's hard to be happy here;) Honestly, the coastline here is amazing. It's good in Adelaide but nothing like as awesome as down here. Just ask the penguins, dolphins, mako shark, whales, seals, killer whales, blue whales etc.
We are looking at buying a house soon. We've decided on Nelson, ok it's in Victoria (bloody Mexicans) but the houses we've looked at have a few acres, in a native forest with loads of wildlife, 100m from the Glenelg River and on the coast too, I could push my boat to the ramp so everything is rosy! A 3 bed is about $350k with all that land! We drove around there last week, there were roos lazing around in front gardens, rosellas everywhere and the river is amazing.
Workwise the season starts 1st Oct and it's gonna be manic. We are getting up to 20 or so nautical miles offshore on the boat which is fun, especially when boarding boats knowing that the sea is a few hundred m deep below me! Not to mention the quad biking in Canunda NP and off roading every day. Driving on the beaches is good fun, especially when we cross the creeks.
So, all is unbelievable here, if you get the cjance you should pay the area a visit - it's awesome!