The wind blew today. It blew a little more later on. And then tonight it’s blowing still.
So we have opted to wait until tomorrow before we try to leave the slip.Instead we kayaked around the bay and more importantly, I caught some fish. Good fish too.
This evening, knowing that fishing was most likely off the menu, I walked the docks. I look at other boats and evaluate what I like and what I think I don’t, what color schemes look the best, and I wonder who the hell really has enough money to own some of the bigger nicer boats.
I also took the opportunity to introduce myself to the owners of a boat on the dock opposite from us. We’ve seen them a couple of times since we’ve been coming down here and have waved as we paddled by in our kayaks.
It turns out that the pair of guys that were sitting on the back deck of the boat are avid striper fishermen.
And the one gentlemen is a pro lure maker; he gave me few to try out. I learned invaluable information and now can’t wait to get back out fishing. Once the wind stops blowing.
Sometimes it pays to reach out a hand and say hi. You never know who you might meet. And what they might know about fishing.
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I like how you ended that, “You never know who you might meet.” I’ve met some great people by putting out just the effort of saying ‘Hi’.
It is amazing who ends up at the end of a handshake.