Shark summer

Shark summer

As a kid in the 1970s I still recall the reaction people had to the Jaws movies. I was 9 when Jaws 2 hit the cinemas in 1978. In Norway they were called Haisommer, ie Shark summer. A couple of years ago director Steven Spielberg stated that he “truly...
Field to table

Field to table

Another New Zealand hunting season has closed. Another season where we have appreciated nature firsthand, like no other outdoor activity can offer. The harvest of wild game is the great bonus but most essential is the many hours we spend in wilderness, as witnesses...
Shooting times

Shooting times

On Anzac Day, April 25th, I decided to take Bentley on an early morning training run in coastal dunes south of Whangarei. It’s a stunning area, looking out over Bream Bay and towards our fishing & diving grounds at Whangarei Heads and Hen & Chickens...
Challenging summer but good fishing

Challenging summer but good fishing

This update will touch a bit on all kinds; A NZ summer with some severe weather events but with great fishing when the weather has allowed it, fish stock & preservation, a bit of food and of course dogs. But first I’ll just briefly go back to my last post...
Beneath New Zealand Seas

Beneath New Zealand Seas

The artwork pictured above is a wonderful depiction of the Poor Knights Islands marine reserve near Tutukaka, here on the Northland east coast. Several years ago, I took this picture of the original that hangs on the wall of a former business partner of my wife...