Friday, 13 March 2015

The Hawkesbury River - Riverboat Postman


He regaled us with yarns as he negotiated his twin-hulled "cat" around the tidal waters of the mighty Hawkesbury River, 60 kms north of Sydney. He has lived 38 of his years on the river, and spoke the language of the locals, as they sauntered down to collect their letters and parcels, as well as supplies.


He told us how, as an eight-year-old, he would putt his way across the river in his Dad's "tinnie". He is running his boots in, in preparation for his blooding on the Kokoda Trail later this year.


3 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Very nice post Julie.

William Kendall said...

He looks like he takes things seriously.

Tahiti Daily Photo said...

Nice portrait