The weather was a bit iffy but we figured we could still nip out to grab a treat for our dinner. We crossed our fingers that the weather would hold and headed out past Port Chalmers and up the winding road to Aramoana.
We set off down the beach and got blasted from behind by a vicious wind, but eventually reached the rocks at the far end. Poking around, we gathered a decent haul of large mussels and proceeded back the way we came. This time, the wind was in our face and not particularly pleasant!
We hurried home to prepare our feast and found we had a decent haul.
Creamy mussel pasta was our reward – although there was some extra sandy crunch! Still, worth it!