Saturday, February 18, 2012


 ABOVE:  Helensville... and the winding Kaipara River.  We meet the boat at the mooring in Helensville, then wind our way down the river to the Kaipara Harbour:

ABOVE: the harbour!  And hopefully it will look as gorgeous as this!  It's supposed to be a fine day today... bit hard to tell right now as it's still dark.  Once we reach the harbour we head over  to a place called Shelly Beach to pick up the rest of the charter guests and then we go fishing!

We are leaving shortly for the hour long trip to meet the boat.  I've got plenty of Diet Coke!  Fish Bait.  Sunblock.  Warm and hot clothes.  Hopefully we will come back with a fish or two?

While we are away, Steve is looking after the kids for us.  Yaaaa... a WHOLE DAY without kids. Lets chalk that one up as the first one in a few years!

Sorry, but obviously there will be no updates today... until we get home anyway.  

Well.. we are safely back from our fishing expedition.  I felt ill having to get up at 5.30am.... and there was a thick fog most of the way up to Helensville, but we got there in plenty of time.
I was stressed out before we got there.... worried that I would be seasick... cos that does happen to me sometimes, and it is a miserable thing to happen when you are out on a boat ALL DAY feeling ill.

But, I'm happy to say I felt fine all day.

We had a FANTASTIC TIME.... it was the best day I can remember in YEARS.  I adore fishing so much... and being out on the water.

I am not going to post  many photos tonight, we are shattered!  We got home and had to cut and fillet about 25 fish!  

ABOVE:  Our catch!  Some of them belonged to the skipper and deckhand too.  Everyone else who came on the boat had brought their own chillybins to put their fish in.  We had left our's in the car... Derrr.

But it was OK.  I am going to post LOTS of photos tomorrow!

End of Day:  after gutting and filleting all our fish we did not feel like having to cook dinner, so we went out and had a burger!  Fish tomorrow night for sure.
ON TRACK:  surprisingly, YES.  I did not eat all day in fear of being sick, so dinner was my only meal today.
nite nite.


  1. i'm jealous.....enjoy

  2. I think it's wonderful that you and Stew get a day to spend with just each other!! Hope your day is great and you catch a few fish.

  3. Going Fishin'
    Of Just
    A Wishin'

    Have fun and I hope you catch more than one or two!

  4. O Chris- those photos are awesome! I hope that you will have a wonderful day!

  5. I hope you have a fantastic time! I can't wait to hear all about it.

  6. I hope today was everything you expected & more. What a fantastic thing for you to be able to do. I can't wait to hear all about it plus photos of course.

  7. Wicked. I'm glad you had a wonderful day and so relaxing. Enjoy your fish tomorrow night. Yum!

  8. Aww, that looks beautiful! Glad you had a nice day - and no kids?! Bonus! About time eh?
    Kate x

  9. Woah nice fish thats for sure glad you had a lovely time, and weren't sick either.

  10. I'm glad you had a great time! Lovely!

  11. Glad you had a fantastic day. Looking at your catch reminds of the times we used to go out with dad in the dinghy fishing-loved it.

  12. Looks like it was a wonderful time! My Dad went out fishing yesterday too, everyone on the boat also got their quota, so yesterday was an awesome fishing day!


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