Category Archives: Fishing

Taniwha

Cape Kidnappers, New Zealand, 1979. Some weird stuff happening. This is the last known sighting of the dreaded Taniwha of Cape Kidnappers that had terrorised the area for over 250 years. The first sighting by a European was by Captain … Continue reading

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Barrett’s Privateers

Oh, the year was 1778, How I wish I was in Sherbrooke now! A letter of marque came from the king, To the scummiest vessel I’d ever seen, God damn them all!  I was told We’d cruise the seas for … Continue reading

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The Cult of the Kipper

My Dad, having read the previous entry sent me a brief note. I am of the opinion that a kipper is a smoked herring, cheers Dad We followers of the Cult of the Kipper do not wish to hear these … Continue reading

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The Kipper – Bacon of the Sea

The so-called Scottish Kipper actually originated in the cold salty seas around Iceland, although it is now all but extinct in the wild.  A saltier fish than most, it used to inhabit the same high-saline seas that were the home … Continue reading

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One Fine Day

Keke rane leana Haele la sa vineki Hake koa sa basioto Meke zama si asa Qetu hola si asa. Meke hegere sa basioto.    One fine day the girl climbs up perching on the crocodile and she says she is … Continue reading

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Anthropomorphy

You might occasionally accuse me of anthropomorphism, because of the whimsical posts I compose on occasion, but I really have no such illusions. I know that animals are driven by instinct and although I am aware they can learn, I … Continue reading

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What I did on my Holidays

Christmas is so different these days.  Always a time for self indulgence, it is now time for me to underindulge, if only for my health.  I have managed to become a little more austere. I certainly did not stock up … Continue reading

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Wednesday 1 August 2012.

14 days. Two weeks until Dave arrives and we set off on the Karijini Trip. A quick review of this time over the years: Two years ago, after returning from Caqalai, I had confirmation of the situation that ended in … Continue reading

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The Weekend.

They should all be like that. The only thing wrong with the entire weekend was that I never got onto a motorcycle.  On the other hand I had a great time with friends and that is bloody fantastic. On Friday … Continue reading

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Iascaire agus oráiste agus liomóidí

At lunch I went with Cindy and Carl to buy some fishing gear. Cindy is the expert who knows what we need to catch the local fish. I spent only the briefest moment ruing that I had left all my … Continue reading

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