Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Size does count!
A few weeks ago we were invited to go fishing off shore in what I called "a little tinny". When Dave posted a photo the comment was made that the boat had superstructure, and I had labelled it incorrectly.
Well, today we were taken fishing and diving off shore in "a little tinny" and I can now tell the difference! Todays boat is a rubber ducky, but made out of aluminum. It felt really safe, and unsinkable, but we sat on the 'floor' while the engines were going, and the water sneaked up and wet us from the rear when we came down off the plane. On the other boat we had seats to sit one, and could stand up while we were moving if we wanted to. On this boat the 'driver' sits on a watertight bin, that looks almost like a motorcycle seat, but it moved well through the waves. The only thing missing was the sun, and I got very cold on the return trip.
But we had a wonderful day. Our host and Dave both dived, while I sat on the boat and caught bigger Wrasse than I had ever imagined. Dave came back with some abalone, and the other chap with some crayfish, then we anchored in a different spot and all caught flathead. We had set out from the opposite side of the island, so saw a whole new set of islands, and sandbars, and currents.
So all in all, it was a very successful day, with many a "feed" now on its way into the freezer.