Wednesday, February 18, 2015

70kg plus at Rompin

Unfortunately I was pulling in tiddlers however Tim landed this beautiful sailfish in October 2014.



Monday, February 2, 2015

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Fathers' day

There were two people who were my early fishing partners - my teacher, Dad and my partner, Nathan.   Dad and Rick have known each other for 45 odd years and Nathan and I for 35. There have been many trips - soccer, camping, school, tennis....... and this year, fishing in Kuala Rompin.


Fishing was slow this year however we all landed one fish each and with the nice symmetry completed minutes before lines-up, we headed home happy to then watch the Waratah's win the Super rugby after all these years.


It was still squid season this early in the year and I am so amazed by them, I couldn't bring myself to keep all the calamari. The skipper couldn't understand why I was throwing them back however with enough for dinner here are some for the next little boy and for next year.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

As war flares again in Israel & Palestine it is sad to think of a focus on differences rather than similarities. In our fleeting visit which obviously went into no meaningful depth on the complex issues at hand, we came away with a sense of tolerance and reasonable cohabitation. There were hints of what lay below the surface but on holidays, we were not scratching very hard.

 Lawrence I am not.

 Jesus was here.
 
My treasure.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Easy Tiger

Hmmmm. I was somewhat ethically uncomfortable but they seemed to have credentials so Amanda and I spent some time with the Chiang Mai tigers. It was momentarily thrilling but ultimately felt like shooting fish in a barrel.



However I did come away from Chiang Mai knowing that unless A gets one lucky shot away I am in no danger of any serious fury from my woman scorned.


It was my first time in northern Thailand and I was incredibly impressed by the cuisine - Chiang Mai sausage, khao soi, kâab mŏo........ mmmmmm.