Bait to Plate

Kev Collins

Well known Restauranter and co-owner of Fish D'vine & The Rum Bar in Airlie Beach. When Kev's not working he's out fishing in the amazing food bowl of the Whitsundays and Great Barrier Reef Marine Park or in his tinnie in the estuaries crabbing! His blog imparts wisdom, tales and info on all things fishing and food.

Debbie does Airlie

I have not been blogging much of late, or fishing much either over a busy Christmas, Chinese New Year and end of busy season wind down. I have a few trips in the camera and had a few stories in the pipeline but everything has been overwhelmed by what happened on 27th March. A day now carved into Whitsunday history.

For anyone who wants to really know what it is like I am just posting 2 links. One is to a savage, emotional youtube video posted by a local and in the vain of a "picture tells a thousand words", nothing can compare. The other is a link to a fishing chat page is visit from time to time, where I fatefully decided to do a live blog on the experience of riding out a cyclone. It gets a bit raw as the penny drops that this was not just another cyclone. It was the 1 in 100 year monster nobody though would ever hit us.