Friday, November 28, 2014

Harriman Ranch & Mesa Falls

Today took us to Harriman Ranch a beautiful spot where we fished for a while before heading to Mesa Falls

Mesa Falls is on the Henry's Fork,quite an amazing place to visit.

Anthony and Jesse on Warm River.

Back to finish the day on the Henry's Fork.What a river.

Anthony is doing well learning flyfishing.Wisdom,Tenacity and Focus brings some rewards.

It might be small but this man is excited.

We finished the day with a nice dinner at Trouthunter with this view !
A great weekend with our friends,now we move to the South Fork of the Snake for a 3 day Float with Sharon.

More San Francisco

The hills of San Francisco beckoned on today,no need for a gym in this city.
Carrie Oliver met us today,giving us a personal tour to the heights of the city and the beach.I met Carrie on twitter a few years ago,she is a meat geek who believes beef is like wine and so has worked on taste testing experiences for beef.

Alcatraz is the island in the distance.

The Pacific Ocean ~ Australia is that way !

Carrie suggested the "Slanty Door" for dinner where they source some of the best meats.Yep it was amazing as we tried 4 dishes of Pork Belly,Clams,Beef steak and Lamb chops.

This was the night scene that greeted us after dinner.
Now it is off to Idaho Falls ~ See you from there.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Last Post USA 2013

And so ends our amazing 7 week journey where we drove 4,500 miles -
 fished in 5 states - 11 rivers - De Puy Spring Creek and
a mountain lake in CO at 11,000 feet.
We met and spent time with the most amazing people who we now
know as best friends.
We did stay a few days in San Francisco before flying into Idaho Falls to pick up our car.
These maps show the roads we travelled during our trip.

The towns and city's we visited

This trusty cardboard box lasted out the trip with our kitchen essentials.

We took these 2 eskys and thermos with us and our $11 kettle from Walmart did the job - even boiling eggs for our daily lunch.

Then of course our favourite Australian Coffee Fish River made the whole journey a little tastier.

Until we meet again on a river somewhere it is goodbye for now.
Thank you to our guides Ryan,Sharon,Molly and Rapha.
Thanks Jesse, Pam, Heidi, Anthony, Hunter and Sarah,
Whit, Matt, Eric for being part of our family.
Plus our Friend the Orchard family who let us return to stay a few days again this year.
Of course Ellie and Bill  for our amazing 8 nights on the Missouri.
Thank you Wayne and the Padlock crew for welcoming us and letting us 
see your amazing ranch.
"Tight Lines"

Sedona to San Diego

This post is the final leg of our trip to the USA and includes the final leg from Sedona to San Diego.

 We found this little squirrel near Red Rock Crossing Sedona.

Sedona is the centre of several Vortex's and these stone cairns were
also near Red Rock crossing.

Then we were on the road to San Diego via arid Arizona.

Plenty of Cactus along the way.

This looks like we were in the middle east with massive sand dunes.

Our destination was Coronado island in San Diego - only thing
we had negotiate fast moving 60 mph traffic with many lanes and
cross this bridge !!
We were able to participate in a sunset cruise complete with a band which 
provided the best way to see the harbour.

 The band playing on our cruise.

A look at the city of San Diego across the bay.

The view outside our motel room looking south.

The view outside our motel room looking North.

San Diego is the home of the USA Navy and this aircraft carrier
is a tourist attraction.

This amazing dining table had a fire in the centre to sit around.

Daytime view from Coronado Island

This final shot is at Santa Monica beach north of LAX.
We stayed our final day at the Hilton near LAX a great move
to be rested for the flight home.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Hello Arizona

Goodbye New Mexico

Hello Sedona, Arizona
Sedona is widely know not only for it's red rocks but also the centre for many energy vortex's.
This was our first real stop and relax with no fishing since 1st of Sept.

 Red Rocks of Sedona

 View from the balcony of our room in Sedona

 Red Rock Crossing where there is a Vortex.
 We decided dinner by Oak Creek rather than catch a trout.

 New Zealand Elk Chops

 Fish River Coffee has been a lifesaver,on our last pack !!

 Arizona Desert
Arizona Desert

A Little dust on the way to San Diago,CA - where we will arrive tomorrow