#37 – Ty Clint

February 8, 2019

This week we meet Ty Clint, from The Bay Today along with his Pop, and his cute labrador, Sadie. I contacted Ty through his community page last year about doing a post on him, as he has some amazing videos from the bay. That along with his daily weather conditions reports makes for a great community page.

Ty and Sadie take in the morning light

What brought you to the area?

Okay well.. I started caring for Pop about 3 and a half years ago. Pop was just starting to show signs of getting old (he’s 89) I was going through a bit after being glassed at a pub and became a homebody… Then I got a call from Royal Queensland yacht squadron about a boat they were going to dump and they asked if I wanted it. So I thought it would be a great way to keep mine and pops minds active by rebuilding it.. (pop was a sailor from the age of 16 when he lied about his age and went to serve with her majesty’s royal navy).. 6 months later I had turned the boat into a nice little no fuss toy that let me get out on the water and actually enjoy life again..

The three Amigo’s

Pop gets out of the house some days during the day, so I can get out on the bay and take the boat to places people don’t know about, I started doing short vids and taking heaps of pictures to show poppy what I got up too out on the bay.. 6 month’s after the boat was completed, pop and I moved back to his house on the Esplanade and having the bay on my doorstep just made getting out on the water so much easier.. Pop has been my father figure since I can remember (coming from divorced parents) and I thank Pop for that, is why I look after him now and is why he is my best mate.. so yeah… that’s how The Bay Today came about…

Someone wants the spotlight!

Do you have any interesting or memorable experiences in Wynnum that you would like to share?

My grandfather Jim Mackie (Pop) worked on the tug boats at the port of Brisbane and brought the property around 1979. My mum, sister and I moved to Lota after my parents divorced and I started at lota preschool, then lota primary school.

A few other memories of fishing from the pipe with Mumma (grandmother), walking the flats looking at what was in the mud.. oh and the spring parade! There was always a water fight with guns and water bombs etc.. Bring the spring parade back!

Ritual of walking the pipe

What would you love to see in Wynnum?

What I would love to see in Wynnum and what Wynnum needs is the bandstand park being used as a day long music festival. Food stalls, local seafood, bars, etc. Nothing heavy, bay music, jazz, blues etc.. and the Spring parade.. haha.. don’t forget the Spring parade.

A great place to start the day

Any link to a website that you would like to share?

No website, but I have a facebook page, The Bay Today

We had 2 cats and 1 dog at our shoot at one stage. Walkers and runners were stopping by
Sadie is so well behaved. She won’t chase birds, when they are right in front of her.

Who or What would you like me to cover in future posts on When in Wynnum?

Maybe Elizabeth and William Armstrong, they own the old horse police station near the Wynnum creek, and it has been in their family for 104 years. They have a history not many would know about. Their son is Busty, a local fisherman.

Getting muddy at the creek
Sadie showing off her muddy under carriage

Give them a wave or hello if you see them along the esplanade.

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