Saturday, April 16, 2011
Big birds, little birds and dinner we never got.
A rather blurry shot of one tine little study invaders that I caught and carefully released. I suppose I'll forgive it the little deposit on my carefully cupped hands.
and the opposite extreme - an albatross at sea today. I'm glad I didn't have him in my cupped hands. I'd be more afraid of his beak than his poo, but don't want either. We had a good fish off Prime Seal Island (and saw a prime (ie. one) seal, and 2 dolphins en route. A good thing we got some nice fresh fish for our tea, as the 'Can we borrow your stove (our small catering gas stove) for their TV gourmet farmer dinner we'll give you a couple of tickets to the dinner,' certainly borrowed the stove, but the tickets to the posh dinner were conspicuous by their absence. I'd have been happy to lend it to them anyway, simply to help out, but it's pretty irritating to promise and not deliver, and I would have been interested in seeing what they did to the island's produce. Oh well, I won't be in hurry to help out the tourist association again. And I do hope they bring it back, clean, whole and with a full gas cylinder.
B ran into med students at the airport, leaving, and I think we have more island converts there. The weather was superb today so a pity they had to go. Never come to the Island for less than week!
Anyway, this was where we launched today - Port Davies, looking back at Cave Beach,
Stunning, isn't it?