Saturday, May 22, 2010

something fishy going on

For those of you who know Andy, you'll realise what a momentous day yesterday was....he took the boat out!!! launching it at the local slip way

off out to sea

Rebe looking out for him on him on his way home. The white spray above her head is Andy coming in. We waved our rainbow play silk at him so he could see we were watching.

Here he comes.

To Rebe's utter delight he invited her aboard for a spin.

Oh don't know why that happened twice

Ahoy m'hearties

They went really fast she said and she was only a tiny bit scared! Andy said she was squealing with delight!

And he did catch something. He had dogfish and very small pollack too which he released again as we wouldn't eat that. He did bring home this little cod though. Rebe and I think it's just right for making fish fingers. Benny had a good poke at it, to test it.
Unfortunately, retrieving the boat from the water was less than straight forward (but at least I didn't have to go in swimming after it!), hopefully with a bit more practice or a change of tactics he'll get it sussed.

And just for a giggle...

I really can't see much when it's right under the bump!


  1. Love the bump with the little face peeking out! I took a similar picture of Asa and me- it's so funny!
    How wonderful to have a fresh fish- and how fun for Rebe to get a boat ride!
    We have our lake across from our house- we'll be going out in it before long I am sure.
    How are you feeling?

  2. Hi Melanie,
    I saw your bump pic with Asa, he looks so much like you in it! The fish was lovely, cooked it last night and I really, really enjoyed it. Fish is kind of hit and miss for me, but this was lovely, especially as Andy didn't destroy the sea bed catching it like the trawlers do :-(. can you swim in your lake? I'm not feeling the best today, very tired and a bit of back ache so I'm quite grumpy...but then perhaps that means things will happen soon?!? m looking forward to meeting this wee one although starting to get a little nervous about the pain. How about you? Did you have to have inductions with the others because of p.e.? Hugs x