Seafood adventure in Whangaroa

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Todays catch; cockles, scallops, and oysters

We went down to Whangaroa by yacht and  enjoyed 'Seafood Adventure' with our friend's family who has 2 kids.

Our friend is a Maori lady who lives locally, and she introduced us to many seafood spots.

We hopped on their dinghy and stopped by the beach, and we all collected shellfish.

What we gathered is bivalve shellfish called cockle.

Next, we start dredging for scallops.

At the end, we went up the inlet where we can gather oysters.

I steamed the cockles with white wine. Most Scallops and Oysters ended up on BBQ.

It was my first time to eat cockles, I enjoyed it very much.

Raw oyster was excellent, as well.

We originally planned scallops meuniere, salads, meaty bits and so on to follow, but were satisfied when finished our shellfish.

Delicious dinner. A bowl on left bottom corner is Kinas (sea orchin), sashimi plate on the right is freshly caught Kahawai.

so, skipped the middle course and finished by puddings with whipped cream.

Yum yum....

On Sunday, we continued to enjoy seafood adventure in Whangaroa.

We, the couple, went SCUBA diving for Crayfish and Kinas (sea urchins),

our friend's family devoted themselves to fish.

We caught 4 crays, released 1 small one and brought back 3 legal ones.

Kahawai, a freshly caught fish, was cleaned to be a <em>sashimi</em> dish.

We all agree to eat fresh seafood.

The only thing we argue about is what's the best we eat them with.

My darling, a white person insists 'white squezzy bread + butter',

I, as a Japanese, insist 'white rice + soy sauce',

while my friend, a Maori, insists 'brown bread + butter'.

I gave way this time by enjoying our dinner with 'bread'.

Everybody seemed to like my idea to use 'Soy sauce and Vinegar' for dipping for our boiled cray fish.

I think many Westerners have been used to use 'Soy and Wasabi', but not 'Soy and Vinegar' yet.

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Todays catch; cockles, scallops, a…
Todays catch; cockles, scallops, …
Delicious dinner. A bowl on left b…
Delicious dinner. A bowl on left …
down wind sail fling spinnaker
down wind sail fling spinnaker
Arriving in Whangaroa
Arriving in Whangaroa
The bare rock on the top and green…
The bare rock on the top and gree…
This is my favorite rock in Whanga…
This is my favorite rock in Whang…
Cockles
Cockles
Pull up the Dredger..
Pull up the Dredger..
Last Scallops of the season
Last Scallops of the season
these walls of inlets have oysters
these walls of inlets have oysters
Collect them by leaning over the s…
Collect them by leaning over the …
looks muddy, but yummy inside
looks muddy, but yummy inside
de-shelling the oyster
de-shelling the oyster
oyster preparations done
oyster preparation's done
inside our yacht
inside our yacht
Oyster on BBQ smells Good
Oyster on BBQ smells Good
When the mouth opens, its time to…
When the mouth opens, it's time t…
3 crays we caught today
3 crays we caught today
A boy who was full took this pictu…
A boy who was full took this pict…
still sunset
still sunset
32,131 km (19,965 miles) traveled
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