We had a fantastic day and cracked it with the weather after a wet start.
Sunday, 30 November 2014
Wednesday, 26 November 2014
I neared the car I was met with the roar of diesel engines and heavy plant. I’d
spotted the signs a few months back giving notice that the wood was being harvested.
I stopped and spoke to the guys for a few minutes, a full winter’s work ahead
of them apparently. The forest had been planted in 1960 and now it was for the chop,
quite literally. What was a nice walk will be like a battlefield next year and the
crafty Jay that I had spotted five minutes earlier darting between the trees
will be looking for a new home.
I took a final look at the rocks from the top of the hill, had a smoke and pondered what kind of winter we might have and wondered when spring will arrive in earnest. Having had a Garfish and some nice Bass in May I might start in April if it feels right.
As I walked back to the car I stopped and washed the salt water from boots in a little burn that I walk across , my usual ritual here as it saves me doing it when I get home.
Sunday, 16 November 2014
Monday, 10 November 2014
I’ll now be resting up over the next few months till Feb/March as I’m currently nursing a major shoulder problem. Miles on the clock and years of fishing with what is these days a massive amounts of reps casting lures in a session appears to have taken its toll. I have physio and possibly surgery ahead of me; learning to cast left handed is also an option which will require patience I probably don’t have.