Port Fairy Wharf
Port Fairy’s wharf area is full of character…. and characters! On a short walk along this beautiful wharf we got to met a few of them. Firstly, we came across the crew of ‘Putty’s Pride’ hand-making their crayfish pots on the wharf besides the boat. These “cray” pots are really interesting. We have only ever used metal type of cray pots to catch crays (actually southern rock lobsters). These pots made by tree branches have a lot of character.
A lucky look into the water, at just the right time, revealed an eagle-ray swimming by. Then we were informed by a resident that the stingray is a ‘local’ ray which lives in the wharf area…. then he went on to say that there may be more than one ray all thought of as the said ‘local’ ray!
Another ‘local’ is the seal which hangs out at the boat ramp. It is fed scraps of fish by the fishermen that clean their catch there. The boat ramp was across from Thorfinn so we got to watch the antics of this seal. If he wasn’t begging scraps from the fishermen, he was teasing the birds with the scraps. Throwing the titbit in the air and promptly diving back under the water with it just as the gulls swooped.
A Nankeen Night Heron turned up early for his night time hunting and posed for me on the wharf!
If you visit Port Fairy don’t miss a walk along the wharf and met some of the local characters.
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