General chat

“Is there any way we could have a thread for the more lightweight stuff like music and general chat?”

Do it here. Please no personal attacks or bickering. Anything abusive, provocative or inflammatory may be deleted.

11 Comments

  1. Gezza

     /  August 27, 2018

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    By God that damnable wind was freezing cold down at the eel spot. A simple lowly yeoman would probably have just walked away before their hands became like blocks of ice & left the poor chap to it ! 😐

    🐧 Sir Gerald 🐬

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  August 27, 2018

      I don’t know how to say this nicely…I don’t think that Eli is the brightest eel in the stream….

      • Gezza

         /  August 27, 2018

        Ella is back !! 😍

        • Kitty Catkin

           /  August 27, 2018

          Oh, that is good news. Love to all eels from Auntie Kitty.

          • Gezza

             /  August 27, 2018

            She’s looking gawjus ! I thought it was Eli, over the far side, but when I got down to the eel spot I realised “that eel’s way too big”.

            So I called her name – and she came over ! Just like always. Then she just kept cruising around in a big circle & coming back up to look at me for more meat and more korero. Luvly seeing her again. Got some great video. Just processing it all now. I have to upload it to an online site & convert the codec to get sound as this 3G cellcam video soundtrack only plays on the Samsung mobile itself.

            What was interesting is that she kept sailing over & missing a piece of meat wedged in the stream rocks in the exact same place Eli was having trouble finding it yesterday. She never found it in the whole hour I was down there. So Eli might not be as dense as you think. (I was a bit hurt by that comment, you know. 😢 He’s new to this game, he’s only young ! 😐 )

            Ella got all my other meat chunks though. She remembers the routine and exactly where to wait in the deep water just below me until I put more down onto her special feeding rock so that she comes up close to the surface to get it. The current’s still very strong, it took a few pieces off into deeper water. 😊

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  August 27, 2018

              Is Celia still there ?

              Have you seen a yellow eel ? They are exquisite.

              When lampreys made a comeback, people just had to say there was a ‘surfeit of lampreys.’ I must confess that I did. How tragic to be remembered centuries after your death for having died of that; to have that the one thing that everyone knows about you.

              They look so ugly that it’s hard to imagine wanting to eat them.

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  August 27, 2018

              Any chance of an eel being named Henry ? Lampreys are sort of eels, aren’t they ?

            • Gezza

               /  August 27, 2018

              No I haven’t seen a yellow one – not up close anyway. They look different colours against different backgrounds. In the distance Ella looks brown, but up close she’s grey & sliver underneath. Same with Eli.

              Granville (I haven’t seen him for a wee while but he’s an occasional visitor) is an olive green colour – I think he might be an Australasian short fin. It’s possible that up as close as Ella comes he might look yellow.

              Young Nuthafulla is a very light grey, as you can see in the video clip above. Even in the distance he still looks quite grey, while the others look dark brown.

              I’m thinking that big eel I saw a few days ago & might have named Celia was probably Ella. I wonder where she’s been these last few months. Hope she wasn’t under her eel stump when it got washed away during that rainy period. I wonder where the eels go when the stream is a raging brown torrent.

            • Gezza

               /  August 27, 2018

              *silver

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  August 28, 2018

              The gold ones are rare, it said. I’d love to see one, they are really special.

  2. phantom snowflake

     /  August 27, 2018

    A timeless NZ classic…