NEW Peel Development Commission board chairman 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, since extended, since 1984 when she worked for Mandurah Community Health.
Her street has changed out of sight over the years, she says but she loves 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 that luckily included a shed big enough for boat storage.
She said the best part of living where she does is being so close to the ocean and inlet, around a 15 minute walk in either direction, where she enjoys 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.
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