It’s been a week of just hanging out and chilling with Lisa and Jake on the boat, lots of friends stopping by the boat to say hi and to check out Slow Flight, dinners at the Pipe’s house, some shopping at the little town stores, and trying new things : ) We all have plans to do a bit more adventuring outside of the town of Whangamata and maybe even a sail to a close by island for an overnighter, but since our mom and step-dad, Carole and John Seymour, are coming to visit us tomorrow, we thought we would just hang out and relax in the mean time.
Paua: Maori for Abalone– This was another Jake special adventure but this time Trevor went. They took the dinghy and went passed the sand bar and into the outside bay (the ocean) where there are little islands just in front of the town and they anchored off a rocky shore.
It was time to prep these guys and off to the Pipe’s house for dinner. Trevor and I wanted to contribute and planned on cooking dinner: Potato Chip Snapper (Trevor usually does this recipe with Halibut but snapper is the favorite fish around here) and a plum crumble from plums given to us by David and Michelle, the couple we had Christmas dinner with. Of course Jake was going to prepare the Paua and Lisa prepped a salad from Pam’s garden.
New Years Eve “Boys Only” fishing trip– Totally ok with that, I stayed on the boat and cleaned up (easier when Trevor is out)… I made Trevor write the captions (lol)
Happy New year...even though we are a day ahead of the US. We are having a slow and relaxing NYE on the boat…. we might even be in bed before midnight…man we are getting old!
Next up…..Mom’s visit to New Zealand: a mini family reunion!