It started with jumping on the Street Triple first thing in the morning and riding 50 kilometres over some hills and down the coast to a nearby town to pick up some electronic goodies. Warm, sunny, virtually nothing on the road in either direction. In short, it was one of those spiritually uplifting rides that makes you at one with the universe. Not fizzing with excitement, just perfect harmony if you get my drift. The first picture shows the road I travelled on so you can see why I love it so much. The photo of me was taken by a friend last year when I still had the Blackbird but the scenery hasn't changed!
In the afternoon, the tides were favourable and Jennie was keen to go fishing so we launched just down the road from our house and anchored in the commercial mussel farm just offshore. The conditions were so magnificent that it wouldn't have mattered if we didn't catch anything but catch we did! Both Jennie and I had our 20 lb lines broken early on in the expedition so there were clearly some big fish around! We ended up with Jennie out-fishing me 8 snapper to 4 but at least I salvaged some honour with the heaviest fish of the day. I publicly apologise for my appalling dress sense in the final photo but it's my lucky fishing gear!
After riding in the morning, fishing in the afternoon followed by filleting and a very pleasant dinner, sleep came easily; as it does when you've had a fulfilling and carefree day. Days like this are good for the soul!