Category Archives: Sea

Great Taste Trail

The Great Taste Trail is Nelson-Tasman’s contribution to Nga Haerenga, the New Zealand Cycle Trail. It starts at Nelson airport and runs mostly along he coast to Kaiteriteri and then runs through the Motueka valley and  over the Dovedale Saddle … Continue reading

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Net result = Zero

Disappointment on Rabbit Island. Unless you’re fishing for seaweed. Or 3 crabs…

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Chug. Chug.

Here comes 94 year old bateau de pêche Lily, powering [sic] up the Waimea Inlet channel on a high-ish tide and into a wild sou-westerly with mon ami Patrice at the helm. I zipped down to Port Hoddy just in … Continue reading

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Barack Obama…..

..would say privately that the first task of an American president in the post-Bush international arena was “Don’t do stupid shit.” The Waimea Inlet is the largest enclosed estuary on the South Island. It’s home to 50 species of water … Continue reading

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Family outing

Torea Pango. The Variable Oystercatcher (Haematopus unicolor) Marahau beach. Somewhere, there are 3996 of the species, the worldwide population being a mere 4000…

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Putting yer feet up….

Hard day’s work in the garden. Fish and chips from the excellent Ruby Bay (“Chef made food at takeaway prices”) Kitchen. A rigger of Whale Pale Ale from the Mussel Inn. Seawall. Tasman Bay. Deserved.

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It’s Friday.

(Disclosure: Not a left-footer) You’re Catholic. The Good Book says “FISH” There is none. Can’t even do the fish-and-loaf-of-bread thing. Something from the “Vegetarian Butcher” on the Nelson Saturday market, then… (I kid you not…)

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