If you read Trade-a-Boat Magazine or follow my blog, you’d probably know I’m doing a lap around Australia – it’s called Jack’s Lap. And guess what? We’re off! As I write this, my road trip companions and I are cruising up the Bruce highway en route to Cairns with the Stabicraft 1650 in tow. This is the first leg of what has been a long five days, especially considering we’ve bombed it straight up here from Melbourne. Although the trip has barely started, we’ve already exhausted our iTunes libraries, sampled all the local fast food joints and spotted every bloody windmill on the east coast of Australia – here’s a couple of quick pics from the road.


It's a long way to the top.


Headed north in the Red Dog rig.


We take the windmill game seriously!


First stop: Ballina.


Gotta drop in at the Big Prawn…


…And grab a snag from Bunnings.


The most eastern point of Australia: Byron Bay.


It takes two to mango.


Not a bad view.


We made some new friends…


…And caught up with some old ones.


Oh, and I nearly drowned in quick sand (or quick mud).



Is there a fish you want me to attempt to catch? A location I should fish? A photographic challenge? You tell me. Either email fishfingers18@yahoo.com or leave a comment below.


Until next week.


Jack Murphy


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