A quick one here. As if cycling around 28 miles around the coastal wineries ride today wasn’t enough, there was just a bit more cycling for me to do (another 5 miles or so), in order to go out and pick up some fish and chips for dinner. Something a bit different though, a gurnard fillet and chips. A fish that has become more popular in the last 10 years as it has been “rediscovered” after featuring on TV cookery shows and the like. It used to be just thrown back, used as bait for lobster pots, or you could get about 25p for selling a kilo of it. Now it’s more likely to set you back around 32 times that (around £8 a kilo) because it has become popular.
It certainly made for a tasty antipodean fish supper. And that’s not an onion ring, it’s a squid ring, which Mrs MOFAD had for dinner.
Not long after this was taken, we were visited by the friendly campsite cat, who was most pleased to get a few flakes of fish and some chips. And then proceeded to entertain us with a great sneaky attempt to steal something from the table. Sadly we did not capture this piece of amusement, but it went a bit like this:-