Friday, 6 June 2008


It's the Queen's Birthday Long Weekend in Australia this weekend which is such an anachronism, considering her real birthday is in April and probably a majority of Australians are keen for our country to become a republic.

However, everybody loves a long weekend and round here most roads lead to Caba this weekend. The Greenback is not a display of an ailing foreign currency but a beach fishing competition, where most of the fish caught are Greenback Tailor. All fish caught are auctioned for charity, but the feeling is that catches should be weighed, then thrown back.

The V8 Superboats race at a specially constructed inland venue at Round Mountain, just down the road, where they also race jetboats.

BUT, if all this sounds like too much excitement for one weekend, you could head down to Ballina instead, where you can fish in less crowded environs and putt about at leisure in your tinny on the Richmond River.


willow said...

Caba curl....a wave...well you learn something everyday! :) Thanks for stopping by Willow Manor and saying "hello".

Jules said...

Not into fishing but a relaxing weekend in balina sounds better than where I will be - waiting in airports !!!

have a good one cabacurl!!!

MmeBenaut said...

CabaC - I didn't know there was a fish called a Greenback tailor. Now I know, not that I'll be doing any fishing. Have a lovely long weekend dear.

Jules said...

Race to go fish and go for the green...Sounds like a great weekend

Thanks for the is the boy's name as it was told to us...Tikki tikki tembo-no sa rembo-chari bari ruchi-pip peri pembo!
Happy weekend!

Helen said...

This morning I went with a friend to see "The Chronicles of Narnia - Prince Caspian" for my long weekend treat. I really enjoyed it much more than I would enjoy fishing.