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In Search of the (Holy) Mackerel

Monday, October 2nd, 2006

The Lure of Jesus and Mary

The 2 most desired fish on Badu (not counting crayfish) are Coral Trout and Spanish mackerel. The SM has proved elusive. For the first part of the week, it’s been the Jesus lure that has brought in the most fish. Julie and Dave have tried a succession of different apparatus – but with little luck. Jesus was named because it had been lost after a battle with a mackerel – but then miraculously floated to the surface – resurrected. Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day – teach him to fish and he will drink beer.

Then along came Mary. Not the mom, the girlfriend. Definitely no virgin. She immediately took on the bad boys – barracuda and sharks. But she welcomed them all – trevally, tuna, trout. [read on]

Badu Island

Tuesday, September 26th, 2006

David, Julie, and I have been camping on Gao Buth (Gao Beach) for the last 4 days. It’s a stunningly beautiful place. It’s mostly a sheltered bay that is rimmed by a horseshoe arc of golden sand lined with postcard-perfect palm trees. A few islanders have holiday homes out here, but it’s spring break and we are the only ones around during the day. Some former teachers who are on the island visiting have been out to have a drink and watch the sunset a couple of evenings… [read on]

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Tuesday, September 26th, 2006
badujulie.jpgHey... If you've been checking my blog, you have noticed that there has been some problems - this server crashed, and all of the New Zealand postings might be gone forever. It's back online now ... [Continue reading this entry]