An Excellent Day Off and Some Damper on a Stick

G’day to all and a big COOOEEE to our mates in Canada and the States.

I had my first day off in 13 days on Friday and it has been truly excellent in a Bill and Ted way.
We drank a few ales on Thursday night (as you do) and discussed the ways of the world (as you do). We staggered off to bed at some stage of the night and had a sleep in. Yep, we didn’t wake up until 7 am!
At around 8:45 am we decided to go for a walk up the beach. Tina wanted some shells for a new mobile, and I wanted to collect more seed beans for a work mate who is making a doorway curtain. She needs about a thousand of them so I’ve been helping her out. It’s fun to just wander up the driftwood line looking for these seeds. Check the first pic out. I forget what the seeds are called. Maybe GOF or Willie can help us out with their identity.
We got back home around 11 and had some noodles for breakfast. Then we had a dessert of freshly opened green coconut, juice and coconut jelly. Just tooo yummy.
We had a siesta, then got up and collected some firewood from the beach. Then we decided to collect some more shells and seeds 🙂
Dinner this evening was rice with a lamb casserole sauce base and tuna. Trust me, it tastes really good! I had to take a photo of the gas stove and the billy. We borrowed the billy from our dear sis and bro in 2009. It has been serving us well ever since. The handle fell off recently, so I drilled a couple of holes in it and made a new wire handle. It works as well as it ever did.

Tina is just about to prepare ‘damper on a stick’ over the camp fire, so I’ll take a photo when it’s done. Oh, sorry for the lack of lunar eclipse pics. This mobfone camera isn’t designed for those type of piccies. It was pretty cool though. Actually, it was bloody freezing! 9.8C on Thursday morning!
Check the pic of the Green tree ants that found themselves a Katydid. I helped them out by moving down the tarp rope. They’ll repay me by letting me eat a few of them, or will let me make a lemon tea from some of ’em.

How to make damper on a stick.

Mix a damper dough. You know, self raising flour and salt. Or you can make a sweet dough or curry dough or whatever. Then you need a straight round stick about 4 cm in diameter or more.
Take your dough and form it around the stick like a condom.
Then roll it lowly above the coals of your campfire. It needs to be coals. A flame will just burn it before it ‘bakes’. When it’s ready it should slide off the end of the stick. Then you can either fill it with stuff like bacon and tomato, or sweet stuff like cream and fruit. Or you can split it lengthways and butter it, or just fill it with stuff. The options are endless!
We need to thank our friend Andre. He’s a youngish lad and a future ‘Legend of the North’ who told us about this easy meal. Some of the pics are a bit how ya goin but that’s just the camera.
Cheers all. I’m eating!

(15 minutes later) We had our damper on a stick with butter, raw sugar and fresh squeezed lime juice. I nearly had a sexual accident in my pants!




  1. twistyman said,

    June 19, 2011 at 3:43 am

    Oh my……
    glad I have my

    thanks for update…..

    • Tina said,

      June 19, 2011 at 9:37 am

      Oh Twisty! But you’re missing out on soooo much. Damper on a stick is heaven! The coals give it a crust that’s so crunchy and yummy. You should try it if you can. Mmmmmm.


  2. bongspit said,

    June 19, 2011 at 6:21 am

    what up Pho and G?

    • Tina said,

      June 19, 2011 at 9:40 am

      Hey Tips! The sky… the sun and moon… clouds… airplanes… birds (well, some of them)…

      How you been, our friend? Good to see you here. Xx

  3. GOF said,

    June 22, 2011 at 7:05 am

    Another cool story and pictures…….reminds me of Malcolm Douglas documentaries.
    Sorry, can’t help you with seed identity…..If Mrs GOF was here she would probably know.

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