Great to be back home after many a mile. Something happens when you step back into your own space. A place where you can "let your hair down" and "Just Be." The old adage of years past "Home is where the heart is." it takes on a whole new meaning does it not. As far as letting my hair down, well the three I have are easy to control.
Gather around and let's see where these wondering fingers take us. Welcome again to my home, feel free to "Just Be."
I did make it up into the fire zone and have a peek at the devastation it left in its wake. Again a reminder of the comfort' I do have in comparison. So many people displaced or on high alert they will have to evacuate with very little for their needs.
Neighbouring city's were amazing at accepting these people. I heard a few stories of how people took in total strangers and families. Warms the heart to know we are blessed enough to do such acts of kindness, openly and with love. Makes me proud to be a part of this great country.
This is a place called "Active Pass." It is a narrow water way the ferries travel through, it is well marked and with the navigational aids they have today. The currents and tides through here are always in constant motion. There have been many people in smaller boats get into trouble, sadly some have been lost in the undertow.
Here my friend was busy retrieving a fouled hook.
Salmon fishing requires special equipment as you can see above. The silver rod on the bottom has an attached steel cable. It is here you use the heavy weight up to 22 pounds. It has a clip about 10 feet up where you attach your line and bait. The line is meant to break away from the clip at a sharp tug or a strike. The weight to get your line to the depth you are searching, ours ran near 80 feet. Tighten the line once it is down bends the rod at such and angle, preloaded in a sense to set the hook into the fishes mouth.
When the breakway happens that is when you kick into action and the often fierce battle which follows. Sadly on the two days we were out I only landed one salmon who was to small and had to be returned.
They come at a premium, some at great expense. The average fee charged is around the 2 dollars per foot of boat per month. Trust me some of these lined up would amount to an expensive venture.
The End of The Day
After a day of being gently tossed about, manuvering the boat, running the gear, well you feel it. I do love it. All in all it was enjoyed even though I had no fish, there is always next time and the ones I missed will be larger.
The remainder of the trip was near the same. The best fishing I found was on the smaller streams and rivers. Nature is so diverse and continually changing with the seasons.
Now I must catch up on the comments and say hello to each of you. May your day and evening be filled with many blessings and much love.
Hugs as always...
© Rolly A. Chabot
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