Sunday, August 17, 2008

Fish stories ... and tales of the big one that got away


I updated this entry on Monday morning (Aug. 18, 2008) with this wonderful, uplifting sailing image I got off the internet nearly two years ago and posted a few times on my old Arcturus blog when I did all my blogging there.

God, I wish I were sailing along the the mid - Atlantic or New England coast right, or just (as in this internet picture above I also have previously posted on my other blog) just along the seashore now rather than being in a life - draining office torpor beneath the fluorescent lights on a Monday August morning.

Alas, there will be no summer beach holiday for me this year. I'm not sure what I'll be doing next summer, but I think things will be different for me, whether for the better or worse, I don't know, but hopefully in a way that involves being by the ocean, at least occasionally.


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(Continued from previous ...)

Just a few pictures from this evening's dinner party at Phil and Stephanie's place after their fishing expedition out on the lower Potomac River / Chesapeake Bay earlier today.

Open door.

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Stephanie and Yours Truly, Regulus, earlier today, Aug. 17, 2008.

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More of Stephanie and me (Regulus), Aug. 17, 2008

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My friend Steve, who went out on the fishing expedition (I did not go), cutting a lemon.

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Here is Steve breading some of the fish caught. They caught lots of small to medium sized fish.

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Steve and Regulus (me). Steve likes to pose.

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Steve's tree trunk lower calves lower half.

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SO! It seems my plush baby doll Flippo (the hippo pictured here with me) had a bad time at the Nationals baseball game today. Somehow, it involved the stadium concession staff rather than the game itself.

I told him his expectations are too high sometimes. I said to him that he needs to be a little bit more patient and not so prone to being ticked off by certain things that aren't important, esp. something like that.

Speak, Baby Hippo, speak!

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Eric dicing onions.

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Regulus (me) drinking, again, white wine.

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Gloria and Kristof ...Gloria was just at her grandfather's 100th birthday in late July in El Salvador, but he passed away soon thereafter in early August.

My paternal grandparents would have both been 100 years old this year (Nov. 4 and Nov. 11, respectively), but they both passed away years ago ... my grandmother in Jan. 1988 and my grandfather in July 1993. Oddly enuf, another friend of mine just went to Massachusetts to celebrate his grandmother's 100th birthday.

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That's all for now. I need to go to bed now.

--Regulus

4 comments:

Rita said...

So...did you eat the lovely fresh fish that was caught? I know that here in the Pacific Northwest, no fish compares to fresh ocean caught. What kind of fish where they, anyway?

Regulus said...

Of course I had some fish.

Obviously, Chesapeake Bay fish aren't going to compare to fish caught in the bountiful, bracing, surging ocean waters off the Pacific Northwest. Not even close. The Chesapeake Bay once was overloaded with fish and crabs and all manner of sea life. Not so much today, though you still have a fair amount of marine life in the middle and lower Bay. The problem with the Chesapeake is that it is inherently a stagnant body of water and the tens of millions of people ... not to mention all the chicken farms and crops ... that overload it with a hyper-amount of fertilizers and nitrates.

Anyway, to answer your question, the fish types are predominantly striped bass (called rockfish) and bluefish.

The Bay has pretty much been depleted of its crab population.

Unknown said...

Snuggly.

Rita said...

Yes. We definitely have an advantage here on the pacific coast. I think you have seen some of my old posts about crabbing & fishing off the Oregon coast on my l>t blog?

Our predominate bottom fish are Snapper (red & white) Rock cod & Sole. Nothing in the super market could ever compare to these fish when they are fresh caught.