Fishing from shore: a pleasure restored

Drawing of man fishing in Wellington Harbour with snowy mountains in the background

Fishing from shore is permitted at Alert Level 3. And hey, there’s snow on the Remutakas!

Fishing from shore is one of many pleasures that we may indulge in, now that New Zealand is at Alert Level 3.

Watching people fishing in Wellington Harbour is another old pleasure restored. And so is seeing the first snowfall on the Remutaka mountain range. Evidently winter will also be permitted, regardless of how well we control the coronavirus pandemic.

I’m also happy to be educated about the correct spelling of those familiar mountains. It’s two years since the name was corrected from Rimutaka, apparently. Now I know, finally.

8 thoughts on “Fishing from shore: a pleasure restored

  1. Great drawing! And I did not know that Remutaka was thje correct spelling All this time. But now I do. Thank you.

  2. srbottch says:

    I did a lot of fishing on Cape Cod (Massachusetts, USA) both from shore and a boat. The former is more fun. I always thought you could feel the fish fight better from shore because you were closer to their level. Of course, if the fish were in deeper water, then the boat was the better choice. Keep a tight line and stay well.

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      I remember little expeditions in a dinghy and fishing off rocks.

      1. srbottch says:

        Any day of fishing is a good day.

  3. cedar51 says:

    I hadn’t even noticed the “e” in that snow capped range until you mentioned it in conjunction with the “i” … shows how we just believe a blog poster. I hope none of you get all argy bargy with grammar etc. I did try to find the right spelling of things, but sometimes I just give up when the check-word isn’t at all what I wanted…

    lots of changes coming real soon in Level 2…noted that I the “vulnerable” can do exactly what everyone else can do, so that’s exciting. Except, I’m feeling leary/wary of that… I just got “me” under control 🙂 since the beginning…

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      Hold on to those cautious habits. And enjoy the freedom at your own pace. Thats my plan.

  4. Elizabeth says:

    I did a great deal of fishing earlier in my life. I always found it a wonderful way to drink beer, bask in the sun and think unlofty thoughts.

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      Aha, what a revelation! Gorgeous picture in my mind.

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