Take a break on Causeway Lake
THE lovely long sunny days we've been lucky enough to have on the last couple of weekends lend themselves to enjoying the great outdoors.
The Causeway Lake is undoubtedly one of the more popular destinations on the weekend, with fishing off the bridge or the beach, a big sand dune to climb and kayaks, pedal boats and tinnies for hire from Causeway Lake Boat Hire.
"It's probably one of the safest parts of the coast, with areas for the kids to canoe and clean barbecues," Causeway Lake boat hire owner Wayne Goodman said.
"It's just a nice safe environment where the parents can sit and watch the kids have some fun on the water."
The four-horse-power tinnies for hire are a great first foray into boating and an easy way to get out on the water.
"You can turn up empty-handed and have a nice day out," Wayne said, explaining that everything including fishing gear, bait, ice, eskies and snacks was available.
Taking a tinnie out for the afternoon, I jumped aboard with a couple of nine-year-olds and headed out onto the lake.
Puttering along at a steady pace, the boys were able to take turns at steering and sitting on the bow.
Able to explore much further than previously using paddle boats or kayaks, we only ran into trouble on the way in when I mistook a crab pot for a buoy and tangled the outboard up in the float string.
Thankfully, Wayne came out and untangled the motor for me, ready to take off again.