Geelong – 30th December 2018

Not a great lot to report from yesterday. Paula, Dex and we caught the train out to Geelong on the western shores of Port Phillip Bay. We were going to meet up with Kat and Rob who are friends of Paula and Dex. Dex use to provide Rob with some hands on flying experience in New Zealand.

Dex is a pilot who owns and flies his own Cessna 172N in Tauranga New Zealand and provides fish spotting services to a commercial fishing company.

The fish which they target are tuna, jack mackerel and blue mackerel. The above photo shows the boat entrapping three schools of fish.

This is a school of Beaked Whales that Dex took a photo of from the plane. Beaked whales are moderate in size, ranging from 4.0 to 13 metres (13.1 to 42.7 ft) and weighing from 1.0 to 15 tonnes (0.98 to 14.76 long tons; 1.1 to 16.5 short tons). Their key distinguishing feature is the presence of a ‘beak’, somewhat similar to many dolphins.

Couple of photos of his plane.

This is his co-pilot Kasey.

We returned to Melbourne in time for more food and an early night.

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