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May
07

牡蠣採り

牡蠣を採りに行くぞ~ということでいそいそと出発。ここのブラフオイスターは有名で毎年5月にオイスターフェスティバルがあるほど。新菜は船長さん帽をかぶせてもらってヨット操縦の特訓。そしてみんなが牡蠣の籠をあげている間のかじ取りを任されて必死の私。復路はイブさん。昔から船が欲しいと言っていたけれど、ここ最近取りつかれたようにヨットの話ばかりしている彼。私はスチュワート島まで自力でいけたらいいよな~なんて思う。ニュージーランド人はさすがだわ。この船に乗っている人達でニュージーランドからフィジーまで行ったんだって。

で、肝心の牡蠣はというと、、、5個収穫。でも海と鳥が素敵だったからよしとしよう~。

A fantastic day out on a fantastic boat with fantastic people! Yukie and I had an amazing time and managed not to throw up. The kids liked it too but were a bit put off by the sea sickness and the puking. Nina’s competition of who could throw most pizzas was exemplary of true fatalistic humor. Our exchange student from Thai clearly won the race. he leaned over the railings seven times.
I was hoping that this trip would put a damper on my obsessive pursuit of getting a yacht for spring. It did not! I came away feeling more certain than ever that I need a boat. Yukie equally enjoyed the day out and when at the end of the day we discussed over a glass of wine whether we should go for a big seaworthy boat or a smaller trailer yacht that we can take up to the lakes she suggested that maybe we needed one of each. I know why I married that woman!

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