Kokstad Kids in Cape Town – Fishing, False Bay Yacht Club and Sashimi

Finally the galing south easterly wind has dropped in Cape Town.  Earl, Lauren and Simon took the opportunity to get out to sea before it changed its mind.  After only getting to bed after midnight last night this was quite an effort but when the yellowtail are biting the fishermen must get out there to catch them!

It was a great adventure for Simon to go out on The Big Boat and he was super proud to catch the biggest fish.

Simon on Kiora with his beautiful yellowtail.

Simon on Kiora with his beautiful yellowtail.

They were out there from about 6 am and returned at lunch time.   Earl and Lauren each caught one too.

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I beat my Grandpa!

I beat my Grandpa!

After lunch I popped off to the shops, believing Woolworths and Pick ‘n Pay would be open till at least 4 p.m.   I finished at Pick ‘n Pay by 2 and as I left bumped into a friend and we arranged to meet at FLM for coffee after I’d been to Woollies. However, Woollies was closed and so was FLM!   Our next option was Wimpy but they were just about to close too, so we just chatted for a few minutes then went home!   Well it was a beautiful day so really who wanted to be in a mall!

Earl had a snooze and when he woke up we went to the boat to fetch a rod that he’d left there.   On the way we saw this funny sight.

No roof to this car and the driver and passenger hanging on to the canoe so it doesn't fall off!

No roof to this car and the driver and passenger hanging on to the canoe so it doesn’t fall off! Only in South Africa!

Earl's boat is moored on the marina at False Bay Yacht Club

Earl’s boat is moored on the marina at False Bay Yacht Club

This is Kiora

This is Kiora II

After fetching the rod we went to the clubhouse for a drink and enjoyed the view and watching the people. It is really a stunning venue and the perfect place to enjoy the sun on New Year’s Day.

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We met up with a couple of people, had a chat and then went back home to prepare sashimi for supper.

Allan likes sushi but wasn’t so sure that he would cope with just sashimi so I heated up some leftover curry for him and Lisa who is definitely not a fan of raw fish like the rest of the family.   Anyway we have a new convert.  Allan took to sashimi like a fish to water.

The family tucking in

The family tucking in

Simon love it

Si-Si loves it

Josh has been eating sashimi since he was 3

Josh has been eating sashimi since he was 3

Jay and Laurie

Jay and Laurie wanting more

Smile for the camera

Smile for the camera

Tomorrow we will be cooking Simon’s Yellowtail for a family lunch – there will be fourteen of us!

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