Ideal lo­ca­tion close to the wa­ter

Pinjarra Murray Times - - #SNAPPERTH -

NEW Peel De­vel­op­ment Com­mis­sion board chair­woman and for­mer Man­durah mayor Paddi Creevey adores her Dawesville home set in an idyl­lic lo­ca­tion be­tween ocean and in­let.

It is as much loved as her an­cient craft The African Queen, in which she crabs and fishes most weeks.

Ms Creevey has lived in the tiny for­mer beach shack, which has now been ex­tended, since 1984 when she worked for Man­durah Com­mu­nity Health.

She said her street had changed out of sight over the years but she loved the trees and veg­e­ta­tion sur­round­ing the home she shares with part­ner Sally and dog Katie.

“It’s a great street with nice neigh­bours,’’ she said

The African Queen was built in the 1970s be­fore Ms Creevey bought the house, which luck­ily in­cluded a shed big enough for boat stor­age.

She said the best part of liv­ing where she does was be­ing so close to the ocean and in­let, around a 15minute walk in ei­ther di­rec­tion, where she en­joyed the “won­der­ful feel­ing” of just be­ing on the wa­ter and some­times watch­ing the moon ris­ing over the es­tu­ary.

Ms Creevey is happy to catch just enough fish or crabs to share with friends and her big­gest fish­ing achieve­ment was a salmon, weigh­ing 6kg, caught from Florida Beach. ■ Thanks to our na­tional part­ners Canon Aus­tralia and Har­vey Norman Photo Cen­tre and our State part­ner REIWA.

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son d476098

Paddi Creevey gear­ing up. @ijust­loveaus­tralia

@vick­i_white_ @pw­costello

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