Day 381...Gone Fishing!

Thursday 10 November 2016

No Lotto win in my life, so I took a morning walk to the Surf Club instead and then a road trip to the swimming pools, along with a quick, smart shop which had a small hiccup, as someone decided to wander off with our half-filled trolley! Not sure where our strawberries and fresh veggies ended up or who has them but I’m sure they are every bit as confused as we were!!

Anyway, back we went to start filling up a trolley again. I am sympathetic towards the trolley thief, as I’ve done exactly the same thing unintentionally a couple of times myself. But, on this occasion, thankfully there were no wallets or bags lost, just a simple case of trolley identity error! It all happened so quickly, because we were on our normal tight schedule for picking up the kids from kindy.

The swim was really good for me. It’s always great, both physically and mentally, and although I find it difficult to explain to non-swimmers, the feeling of swimming freely is great for every part of me (not to mention a tad addictive). But, fortunately, today I had a time limit and had to get out of the water sooner than I might otherwise have done as I was being picked up and there was no time to waste.

By now we were hungry and all needing lunch. As we drove the winding roads back to Port Waikato, the kids pointed out cows! As we drove along, they sang to us in the language of three-year-olds! Back to Port Waikato we went, out into the shelter of the garden and the sunshine. Then we got out Mark’s "drone" to fly it over the sand dunes. It’s such fun just to sit next to Buster (the rabbit) but unfortunately there was still some more work to do on Cuzzie. The sand and salt water she doesn’t like at all, so I’m trying to keep the paintwork looking tidy. In the warmth of the afternoon sun, I climb up on top of Cuzzie and set to work. I certainly won’t qualify as a professional car painter but the result still looks pretty good to me! While I was busy at it, the drone flew overhead, taking a movie of me at work!! Hah, just imagine if Nat could get her hands on such a drone to shoot footage of me on this trip!

Later this afternoon, we all jumped on the quad bikes and headed to the river to go fishing. The kids are soon up to their chests in the cold water swimming, while Mark and I are pulling in fish as quickly as we can bait the hooks and cast the lines into the river. I actually did attempt a cast, a pathetic throw, to say the least! But, in the space of one hour, we had lots of fresh fish for dinner and the kids had literally to be fished out of the water; teeth chattering but not all that keen to get out. We head back and, just at the end of the quad bike ride, the twins start telling us with much fingerwaving and tears that we had dropped something, convincing us to turn round and go back. Luckily, we did because we had dropped a rod holder. Good on you, kids! Tonight fish and chips (yum!). Kayaking? Who knows where, who knows when? I, for one, surely have no idea!

My smiles today:
Swimming.
The twins in the river, fluoro vests, no pants!
Catching fish on the river.
Buster the rabbit.
Quad bikes.

My thoughts today:
Everything can change so quickly, so forgive often. You just never know when you may not have another chance.

G’night from Red and friends.

Ma Te Wa.

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Port Waikato river.

Port Waikato river.

Fishing, Port Waikato style.

Fishing, Port Waikato style.

How to wear your fluro vest.

How to wear your fluro vest.