Local Lad and Lass, Brad Warry and Shiralee Seaman are recreating a journey from Hill End's heyday.
THE OYSTER RUN!!
Then, of course, the unopened oysters were packed into hessian bags and hauled up the Bridle Track by horse or bullock.
But Brad and Shiralee are modern folk and this is their steed of choice.
Note refrigeration unit!
Brad is a trained chef with extensive experience in large hotel kitchens. He has worked as Head Chef and supports this kitchen experience with considerable bar management expertise. A stint as a Licensee rounds off his CV.
It's impossible to rise, and operate, at this level of responsibility without knowledge of food handling and hygiene becoming ingrained. Very important with seafood.
Shiralee is busy doing a certificate 2 in Business studies. She is grappling with the intricacies of spread-sheets, projections, and book-keeping as well as becoming acquainted with the complex joys of BAS and GST.
The plan is simple. Drive to Sydney on Friday and collect fresh Oysters and prawns. Sell aforementioned Oysters and prawns on Saturday morning on The Avenue!
HILL END'S OWN OYSTER BAR!!!
Winter is the best time for this esteemed mollusc. How good would the plump, creamy taste of a freshly shucked oyster be?
The local lemon trees are coming on...!
Betty's lemons are legendary. What a combination!
God! Imagine letting Betty loose in an Oyster Bar!
She'd cut a rug!
This is worth travelling for!
10 am Saturday!
The Veggie Shack@The Avenue.
Shiralee has created a schedule. For all details, including placing orders, please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Any other haulage work?
Ring Brad of Warry's Transport & Haulage 0421 258156
This is a budding operation. It will evolve as Brad and Shiralee find their way around the markets and refine their operation.
It's going to be a delicious part of town. Let's keep it beautiful.
The Editor would like to thank Linda Hank from Pure Coffin Bay Oysters for permission to use the photograph of one of their oysters. The photo in question, was taken by John White photos. Thanks John.
The Editor would also like to thank Margaret Warren from the Library of Queensland for help with copyright on the Bullock Team photo.
All other photos and text KMR