Big swells today and high tide made for some exciting action at the Greymouth Bar for the fishing boats coming into port.
A notoriously dangerous entrance, when we heard some fishing boats were coming in, we had to go and check it out for ourselves.
Our good friends Bernie and Gerard from Franz Josef glacier were in town to do some messages so we were meeting them for a picnic lunch so they could have some time with our dogs. Perfect place was Cobden tip-head where we could all stretch our legs and watch the boats make their entrance.
Scary stuff I have to say. I’m not ashamed to say I have a fear of water – others say it is a healthy respect – ok, whatever, I just know it scares the “ba-gee-bers” out of me! In saying that, that is what made watching these guys all the more impressive.
Three fishing boats were lined up to come in and they seemed to get smaller in size for each boat that come through. Timing is everything and these guys were awesome.
My heart was in my mouth as each one had their turn. Thankfully they all came in without incident.
Fresh fish for dinner now….. thanks guys, you rock!
Jan and Stephen run Breakers Boutique Accommodation on the Great Coast Road north of Greymouth. They love to get out and above exploring the West Coast. Rated #1 on Tripadvisor and also happy to help with sightseeing suggestions and itinerary planning.