Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Don't mess with a Kiwi girl!

Bring it on people!!!! Digby and I fixed the other engine today, a much faster process because we knew what we were doing so that is success number one. Then in the middle of all of that Geoff called out that we had a fish on the line. So Digby reeled it in and I used the net to get it up onto the deck. (Here's my favourite bit of the story).

I got the gaff to use the handle to whack the fish with. Geoff said, 'Ok, so now what you need to do is to give it a whack on the head.' So I did. Thud! Geoff jumped and exclaimed 'Woah! I wouldn't want to meet you in a dark alley!' Did you hear that? I must have looked tough! Yeah, what did you just say Mr Fishie? Well, think again because you are going down. Ok, enough of me gloating, I'm just so pleased to have been able to redeem myself after my last pathetic attempt with the gaff. And then, for all of those who think I may still be a bit of a wimp, right then and there on the deck I sliced and diced (with coaching of course because I had no idea what I was doing) and got us some nice fillets for dinner. We have marinaded them now and so all the flavours should be soaking in. The fish by the way was a Dorado. We took some piccies, they're on Digby's camera so I am sure they will be put up somewhere.

Sea state is a bit more rough today, I'm still having the bouts of queasiness. I've got the ginger biscuits on hand, and have been nibbling away. I've also got some fresh ginger so will tackle some tea later on as well. I still think the world is full of a bunch of liars!!!! But I don't care because we've got fresh fish for dinner :) Having said that though, the last few hours have seen me wiped out as suddenly the sea just got the better of me....bugger, I thought I was getting there! Slowly she goes.


  1. I would love to see pictures of all of this: the boat, your cabin, the FISH YOU CLUBBED TO DEATH! Dorado is delicious, I hope you enjoyed it and kept it down... keep writing, I love reading them!

  2. That reminds me of when Cruz and myself came to see you play soccer at Massey...

  3. Hi Suze
    Have been thinking about you but am sorry you are still unwell. Hope things resolve real soon. Apart from that the sights sound wonderful, whales, dolphins, turtles and sunsets,keep it up and while I have internet access we will look each day. Must catch up in the New Year.
    Love and have the best Christmas (keep those pressies hidden till the 25th)Judy Rowe

  4. hi guys following you with great interest and amazement the blogs and video are amazing. and suze you have a pommie accent..... love david vicky and kt from masterton nz


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