Next day we went up early again to hit the road to Portage bay where the kayaking was to start.
It was just us and our guide Marius .
It was windy, really big waves, the water splashed all over the kayak so we got wet though we had wet jacket.
We had to work hard to get into the more quiet bay.
We had a short break at a beach, very nice
Then we paddled to a mussel farm, and then paddled hard up to the top, then just floated towards the buoys with mussles beneath them.
Marius picked lot of mussels from the rope under the water. There where green, black and blue.
After cleaning them we paddled away along the other side of the bay looking for a new beach to have our mussle lunch.
Suddenly i saw something moving behind the trees at the water side, it was a fur seal.
According to Marius they are rarely seen in this area.
We found a beach and soon we where cooking the mussles and the taste was great.
Real gourmet food.
I mean pick, cook and eat fresh juicy mussles in an hour from picking them, that is really something we highly recommend.
Well a bottle of white wine would have made it even better of course ;-)
mussles ready to be cooked
mussles just picked
The sun was still shining and warm, it was only cold wind out on the water.
On our way back there were hard waves again, some bit we surfed on the waves by paddling extra fast when the wave came from behind. that was very funny.
We had such a great time and i recommend this Kayaking in Kenepuru sounds.