Give a man a fish, & he’ll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish, & you feed him for life.
Moving to a coastal, country side town brings with it the time & opportunity to do some interesting activities. Fishing caught our collective family fancy.
Sitting by an idyllic stream/ river/ waterbody, catching as much cool breeze as possible in my (balding) hair, the sounds of birds & water all around, watching the not so infrequent trains rumble over the bridge, angling…the stuff dreams are made of..
For a twosome who’s only knowledge of fishing rods has been movies & TV programmes, we learnt today the the science/ art of lining the rod, baiting a hook, casting the line without tearing any flesh from innocent bystanders (meaning our little daughter), & not losing our tempers or patience with ourselves & withe each other, we did very well, indeed! The fish were lucky too – none of them were unfortunate enough to get caught!
& we begin another chapter in our lives.