Saturday was the day of the All Marine Spares Christmas party; this year we were going by ferry from Palm Beach across to the Patonga Pub. It's half an hour by ferry vs two and half hours by road, plus there would be a fair bit of drinking, so it was a 'no brainer'. (Plus we get a discount on the ferry as we supply them with spare parts)!We had the top deck to ourselves, the bottom deck was taken up by a group of young un's going to the pub to celebrate a 30th birthday. On the way back the roles were reversed - we had the bottom deck and they had the top deck. The ferry left at 11.00 am and picked us up on the last crossing at 4.15pm so we had plenty of time for a long lunch!
|Palm Beach to Patonga Ferry|
After we had lunch it was mingle time and the obligatory group photos
There is a very nice restaurant (Le Kiosk) on Shelly Beach its a bit expensive so we have only been there on special occasions; there is a take away and coffee shop next door so there is an alternative.
|Yet another rest stop|
|Lifeguard on duty|