Tonight’s paper has a story of a fisherman who caught a big-eye tuna yesterday while fishing off the Boulder Bank here in Nelson. A magnificent fish and an extremely rare catch in these parts. People commented on all the action right now: lots of small fish, kahawai and even kingfish. I can quite believe it, because look at this action from this morning.
At around 9 am I was alerted by the sound of water splashing, like a washing machine. It was a shoal of small fish being attacked from above and below, directly below us. I watched for a while, fascinated, then remembered to get my camera. I think I must have been quite excited, because these are not as sharp as they should have been. Here’s what I saw:
Yesterday morning I was up early, meeting a friend at the Samuels Rose Garden. He’s a talented young photographer and had suggested that we get there at sunrise. He was right: the light was great at that time of day. The rose garden in located in the grounds of an historic home in Nelson, Broadgreen.
I got there first, before the sun was up. The light was still very cold, but was great for bringing out the detail. This rose was called “Clodagh McRedy”: