Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
Each spring for the last seven years, I have had the opportunity to provide a fish dinner for adult scouters at the closing luncheon of the LDS, North Florida Council, Boy Scouts of America Wood Badge Course.
It is normally for about seventy five people. Scouting is a great organization, that teaches young men principles to guide them through a lifetime.
This year, the catch prepared was Red Fish, Spotted Sea Trout, Flounder, and Sea Bass, along with fresh water Catfish provided by, Scott Britt, a scouter from Lake City, Florida. We also prepared hush-puppies (for you northerners' info, that's not shoes.), baked beans, cole-slaw, and home fried potatoes. Don DiCarlo, a friend from Jacksonville Beach assisted in preparation, along with my son, Bryan. Scott's lovely young daughter was a big help, also.
It was good to see so many of the men and women enjoy the luncheon. I don't know this man's name, but he was a genuinely good fellow.
There were two patrols of ladies participating in the festivities.
There were spirited exchanges of, "Thank you!" to one another, as this luncheon was their last meal together after two long weekends of training.
It is always rewarding to be associated with people who really care and sacrifice their time and efforts for the strengthening of youth. Now that the fish are eaten, I guess I'll have to go catch more. I know! I know! It's a tough job, but somebody has to do it.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
(Ellis Cove) Salmon River, NY
From Gregory's Gallery
(From Sunshine Skyway Fishing Pier)
St. Petersburg, Fl.
Regardless of how adults may camouflage it, being young is not easy. (Click on the picture and find the baby birds. Are there three, or are there four?) St. Augustine, Fl.
A fall can bring renewal of worth and clarity of purpose. (Fishing, N.Y.)
Families, unified in focus, cannot fail. (Spring Lake) Folkston, Ga.
To embrace the brook we must navigate the stones. (Fishing, N.Y.)
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
James Preslar is in the greatest fight of his life, battling pancreatic cancer. I have never known anyone else with the determination and drive he has, even in the face of his hardship. We caught these three Redfish (along with many other smaller fish) in the evening, after he had gone through chemo-therapy earlier in the day.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Monday, March 2, 2009
******* Kayak fishing at its best!! *******
Now, that's a mess of fish!! Homer
She weighs 125. Fish weighs 150+.
Tami caught it just for the Halibut!
I'm thankful for having shared it with my daughter.
On our way to Valdez to try Pink Salmon fishing.
Pinks were had by all! Valdez
I love this place!! Valdez
Thank you, Tami!
Let's go again!!