11 July 2012

Boating

You've seen Grant's foray into boating in this post, but the story gets even better. This year it's his 40th birthday and his parents were extremely generous in giving him money towards a boat for his birthday. So Grant and his friend Paul decided to pool their money and buy one together. They bought a 15.6 foot Steadecraft.

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Every time I see the name of the boat the Elton John song gets stuck in my head.

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As you can imagine, he is absolutely over the moon.

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We (our family plus Paul and his wife Cindy) took the boat out at Kawakawa Bay. The weather has been absolutely stunning lately. This is the kind of winter weather I can live with!

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Grant's first time launching. You can see the car we bought after selling our other one. This one suits us so much better - 7 seater and 4wd.

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Noah enjoying the cabin in the front.

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Can you believe the colour of the water?

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My first time fishing!

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Cindy looking very concerned that none of us was catching anything.

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This is the only thing that was caught - a starfish which decided to give Cindy's bait a hug. It was unharmed and thrown back into the sea.

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That sky! That sea! That man! All just gorgeous :)

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This little island is a quarry.

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9 comments:

  1. Oh wow! How exciting for you all. I love sea fishing - you'll catch something next time.... maybe. And if not, just being in a boat on the sea is enough! :-) Can you tell I love boats and the sea? lol Jude.x

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    1. We should catch more in summer but like you say, it's just nice to be out there!

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  2. Looks likes you all had fun! Love Grant's new boat. Great name, i've got that song stuck in my head now, lol! Xxx

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    1. Ha ha ha, if I'm going down I'm taking you with me!

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  3. Congrats on the boat!!

    Did you do a weight loss post yet, or did I miss it? You look great, BTW!

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    1. Thank you :) I haven't done the post yet, I'm waiting to get to my WW goal (top end of healthy BMI) and have been a bit naughty lately so it's taking longer than it should. I do have some posts on my other blog which you can see at projectjen.blogspot.com

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  4. gorgeous pictures - the water is beautiful - weather is excellent - what a fun family adventure! happy boating!

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  5. Wow, so lovely! Cool boat!

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  6. New Zealand looks absolutely beautiful! You are very blessed to live there.

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