…when you are a fisherman in a small boat.
Kouchibouguac National Park, New Brunswick, Canada.
Fishin’ on the Dock of the Bay…
Summer on Lake Nosbonsing.
Inle Lake in Myanmar is one the world’s unique places. It is a candidate for listing as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Lake is the second-largest fresh-water lake in Myanmar, with an estimated surface area of 104 square miles.
At present, the length of the lake from north to south is 24 miles; its original length was 36 miles. The average water depth is 7 feet (2.1 m), with the deepest point being 12 feet (3.7 m) deep. During rainy season, the lake’s depth can increase by up to 5 feet (1.5 m).
The lake is weed-choked and conventional outboard motors are useless.
One practice that distinguishes Inle from other places in the world is a unique paddling style used to propel small boats through the weeds while fishing. Standing on the left leg while using the right hand and the right leg to manipulate the paddle, leaves the left hand free to handle nets and other equipment. Standing also allows sight through high reeds.
How often one falls in the water while learning the technique is a question not answered.
Let’s walk with a Great Blue Heron along the shore of Lake Nosbonsing. He(?) was looking for breakfast.
This guy was very patient with me.
What remarkable birds they are.
The fish are colour blind.
At King’s Landing in the fog this morning.
Ordinary things can be very interesting.
Ever been fishing?
The first ice hut of the year on Trout Lake.
A fine evening of good fishing* has ended.
Time to ride home.
*Good Fishing – You go fishing. Great Fishing – You catch something.
Fishing lately has given the gift of calm warm evenings.
Good for the soul.
Sometimes fishing in the evening doesn’t produce any fish but when you see this kind of picture, it doesn’t matter.
Yesterday afternoon on Callander Bay.
As another fellow said, “The fishin’ is great, the catchin’ is sucking!”
Another take on, “There’s Good Fishing and there’s Great Fishing. Great Fishing is when you catch something!”
You wouldn’t expect to find fish here.
Did you bring your rod?
A unique place to buy minnows and worms and leeches and anything else you might need to go fishing.
It occurs to me that stores like this also sell “hope”.
There are no guarantees when you go fishing!