It’s true, a man cannot live like a country gentleman forever – fishing, taking photographs and gardening are fun, but bills must be paid, the family must be fed and now it seems I’m going to need to buy a bigger boat (see previous post) . So tomorrow I begin a new role. I wont go into what it involves exactly but suffice to say I’m really looking forward to getting back to using the old grey matter again.
There’s no two ways about it, kayaking and fishing at the same time is not easy. Yes you can get to parts of the body of water you’re fishing that others might not be able to reach but that’s not before you’ve snagged your line on your hat, spun round in circles a million times in the wind and got your backside soaked. Today I went with the two rod approach – dragging one and casting the other. I’d love to tell you that it wasn’t a massively futile effort but I’d be lying. I have no idea what would happen if I actually did manage to catch something large like a big pike while in the kayak but I suspect it might involve me getting wet and losing all my gear not to mention rescue helicopters and emergency crews. To quote Roy Scheider, I think I’m gonna need a bigger boat.
I need to catch a fish!! Photos by Lola.
Popped into the Lancaster Brewing Company today in Lancaster. They’ve got a range of great natural tasting beers including a Strawberry Wheat. Lunch was also excellent and fairly reasonable with a burger to rival the one up the road at the Appalachian Brewing Company in Harrisburg.
Next it was off to Amish country where there were Shoo Fly Pies and Whoopee Pies to scoff, but that’s another story altogether.