September 23rd, 2013
We headed back to the Manson’s beach house, hunger gnawing at our bellies. Had the boys been successful in their fishing expedition? Fullfy dark by now, there was no sign of them when we returned. But, they showed up shortly afterward with stories of a bad fishing day!
Perhaps it was the smirk on Kerry’s face that gave it away, but I didn’t believe him even though his mates confirmed their lack of protein for our dinner.
Turns out that fishing had been exceptional with a take of 22 Red Snappers! My mouth was watering as Kerry prepared the catch of the day.
The best part is that Kerry takes charge in the kitchen as well, cooking up the catch! Dining was fine for my final New Zealand dinner along with loads of laughs and jeers as we all watched the rugby game on television – that was a first for me too.
Up early, the sunrise that greeted me was spectacular! Kerry was up too, and invited me to accompany him on his morning task.
He told me that we had to hurry to get down to the beach while the tide was still out. To my surprise, he drove right down onto the beach and parked close to this coastal formation, where he went to the back of the truck and pulled out a large tub.
He waded out into the cold water with the tub, and returned to the sea the uncooked remains would feed others,
like this Southern Black-backed Gull. I tried for better images, but the gulls were so intent on their meal that none of the images were in focus.
Thank you, Marion and Kerry, for a wonderful time in a magical land!