Pictures Of The Week 43 – Time For a Revolution?

There is never a dull moment (on the Barrier), is there? These were my neighbour’s words the other day, and I can attest to that. I feel tired. What I seek the most seems to be outside my control; perhaps I just need to try harder. Instead my mind and time is occupied with too much mundane stuff. Ignorance is bliss.

My good friend Paul is visiting and we’ve been trying to catch a kingi. At this stage, it would be nice to just see one. I’m starting to believe what he’s been saying for years. “You’re lucky to be able to catch a feed off the rocks. This won’t last.

We are enjoying fish pretty much everyday, but: Where are the kahawai? Where are the big fish? Where are the kingfish? New Zealand, the beautiful and exploited girl; they logged your trees, they killed your birds, they privatise anything, they decimate your fisheries, they rape your landscape and animals farming. Someone reaps short-term, financial profits – that’s what it is all about – while all are served bullshit for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Bullshit baffles brains.

The biggest hope for the rest, unfortunately, is that they, too, can climb up the ladder and become part of that group who reaps the benefits.

People working for us, sit behind a computer and in meetings, talking, bullshitting and when Outlook or any other piece of redundant software doesn’t work, no one can do anything any more… But yeah, let’s all smile, let’s all be positive, let us not criticize, let us not be negative and after all, if we want any positive change, why don’t we get involved and solve it?

Ah well, here are some images from Aotea for you to enjoy.

Variable Oystercatcher
Variable Oystercatcher
Brown teal (pateke) feeding on the outgoing tide.
Brown teal (pateke) feeding on the outgoing tide.

yachtsquadMotu Rakitu (Arid Island). Motu Rakitu (Arid Island).


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