Sunday, 1 July 2018

Flying Wok flies again!

The Wokkers once again travelled to Morley's bach at Camp Bay, French Pass for another stay from June Saturday 23rd to Tuesday 26th 2018) As usual we stopped at The Brick Oven in Rai Valley for a bite to eat then headed through the cloud/fog to our stay in two vehicles towing runabouts.
The Brick Oven, Rai Valley

Three intrepid souls travelled by Pat Heaphy's boat from Nelson Haven.

This time we were accompanied by (geriatric) divers whose ambition was to locate the wreck of the "Lyttleton". They eventually found the wreck from 1886 (130 years ago).
from New Zealand Shipwrecks 1795-1960
(WN Ingram & PO Wheatley)

We emerged from the cloud to see Current Basin before proceeding to our stay. 
Current Basin.
Of course we ate well. A fish head pie and a hedgehog. And the wok was in evidence again. 

Fish head pie


Wok in action
On the Sunday the fishermen travelled through French Pass to the Rangitoto Islands. Lovely tarakihi were caught. 

French Pass Lighthouse
The divers stayed in Current Basin to find the "Lyttleton" and crayfish for our dinner. 

Crayfish for dinner
The usual food, card games and drinks in the evening. 

Monday was wet - VERY wet so we did not venture too far from home. Fished about the Beef Barrels but the swell was uncomfortable so we came back into current Basin. It stopped raining in Tuesday but the wind was up and we had to leave early so once again was had a brief fish in Current Basin before heading to French Pass settlement to retrieve the boats and motor back to Nelson. 

Dumping the rubbish at the rubbish tip.
Ronga Valley rubbish tip.