Summer is the blueberry picking season. There is this blueberry farm near ngatia, just about 1.5 hour drive south of Auckland. We were there with a bunch of friends on new year day. The sun was not forgiven at all. So hot that we almost turned into ikan masim (salted fish). Hahahaha. It was our first time seeing blueberry trees. We were eating (blueberries) non-stop (hey if it is inside your stomach, it is free!) while picking. It was more like a blueberry eating frenzy than picking. LOL. We picked about 750g and cost half the retail price. Fresh and cheap. Happy!
After blueberries and lunch, we drove to Clark beach for scallop picking. I was quite looking forward to find out how this is done although I wasn’t sure if I want to immerge half of myself in the sea. As soon as we reach the beach, I was like….Oh~my~ god…… is this a joke? Then the urge of scallop picking gone right down to nil. The sea was actually about 2km away from the beach (extremely low tide?), where we were standing! Adding to the woe, the weather is sweltering hot. The heat was just too much to take. I would be all dried up and die before I even reach the sea. So, we decided to just take it easy by the beach and let AJ have fun stepping on patches of water.