So the other day the power in our street was shut off again for more maintenance. Which was a huge hassle for me with work as I work from home.
But luckily enough, my mate Rick has some time off work at the moment and suggested we head back out to Moreton Bay to do some fishing and try and catch some dinner.
We headed out a 4am to get to the Raby Bay dock in Cleveland to launch the boat at sunrise.
The water was super calm which made for a pleasant trip to one of the fishing markers we made last time we came out this way.
It didn't take long until the fish started biting and I pulled in this spotted mackerel.
We also caught a couple of yellow brim.
And an emperor which we let go.
While we were just chilling having a chat the unexpected happened.....
A dolphin popped up right next to our boat!!
This was the closest I have ever been to a wild dolphin before. He just swam straight up to us, it was so cool!
I have seen so many dolphins here in Moreton Bay, but they are always about 50 meters plus away from our boat. So this sure was a special moment for us!
I quickly grabbed my go pro and chucked it into the water and I couldn't believe it he just swam straight up to me. Haha
Rick grabbed a pilchard to see if he would eat it out of his hand. But I think this guy preferred fresh fish not frozen bait haha.
This is a bottle nose dolphin, these guys live all over the coast of Australia.
They can live up to 45 years old.
Normally they get around in a pod but this guy was all by himself.... Perhaps he was lonely and just wanted to stop by and to say hello 🐬
Which we were glad he did. This is hands down one of the coolest experiences I have had In Moreton Bay!
He was swimming up to the boat then would swim away doing a circle then come back to us... Wow!
What an amazing experience!
And to top off the day, we caught a snapper and flathead along with the mackerel that we brought home for dinner.
I'll tell you what... This sure was the best day out in the bay! It sure beats screen printing in the shed.
But now to play catch up with work.
I'll upload a video of the encounter with this dolphin to 3speak in the coming days.
Stay tuned and if you ever come to visit Brisbane in Queensland Australia make sure YOU take a trip out in Moreton Bay.