One of the options available on the farm was to go fishing. It was actually much more fun than I thought it would be.
It helped that the fish were biting and I caught a lot of them.
Gorgeous Girl and I with some of the fish we caught. On my line is a very small pacu, Gorgeous Girl has a piranha. Apart from a small catfish caught by Gorgeous Man all of the fish we pulled from the river after this were piranha.
A close up of the fish she caught.
Some of the fish we released live back into the water. Here Gorgeous Girl is learning how to safely handle the piranha in order to release it.
She missed the first 5 weeks of school (Prep) to spend this time with us. But I think she learnt things that she can’t learn in the classroom…
Other fish we fed to the waiting caiman. First you throw the fish onto the sand bank and the caiman comes out of the water.
It waits until the fish flops and then snaps it up.
The fishing expedition was the closest we got to jaguar. There were paw prints at both of the fishing sites we visited.
After a while Gorgeous Girl had enough of fishing and decided to go for a swim.
Taking her cue from the African animals she saw on safari in Zambia in 2011 she has covered herself in mud to prevent the mosquitoes from biting.
This is the last of the holiday posts. Regular craft blogging will resume shortly. Internet speed permitting. It’s been so slow I haven’t been able to upload photos for 3 days.
In real life, here in Papua New Guinea, Gorgeous Girl decided to hide in her closet and cut her own hair on Sunday. According to her she wanted ‘to look funny with short hair on one side and long hair on the other’. She also has cut part of her fringe (bangs) extremely short. She’s achieved her aim of looking funny…
We haven’t been able to find a hairdresser in PNG that cuts her hair well, and I’m unwilling to risk repairs to an unknown hairdresser, so Gorgeous Girl gets to wear her funny do until we get to Australia in a few weeks time and I can take her to a hairdresser who has cut her hair before…