Lynn & Mike ..around the world
Mike Drinkrow & Lynn v/d Hoven
Wed 30 Nov 2016 20:47
While the weather remains cold, we have been entertaining ourselves with food! The beautiful, readily available seafood in the Bay of Islands.
Further to last weeks oysters, this week, we dug for pippi’s, a small white mussel/ cockle that comes in two types. Both delicious, when steamed in white wine and garlic.
These little shells are very easy to pick up at low tide, just under the sand. But you need to know where – thanks to our local intel.
We had a glorious afternoon on the back of Mermaid Explorer (another Nordhavn) enjoying the pippi’s and also different oyster presentations, thanks to Gerri.
And it did not stop there! Next day Greg from Liberty IV gave us a bag of huge green lipped mussels and then him and Mike went fishing for Snapper.
We are now heading out of the bay, on our way south heading towards the Great Barrier island, with a stop or two along the way.