This post is inspired by the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge. This week’s theme is Waiting
Fishermen spend hours fishing from the rocks or shoreline “waiting” to catch a fish.
They cast their line into the sea and then wait patiently for the tell-tale signs which signify a fish has taken the bait. As I watch the fishermen I feel although this is a solitary hobby it is one I would really enjoy. If only I could master the basics such as attaching the hooks to the line and casting I would be right there and the solitary figure in the photograph above would be me!
Our son-in-law, who is passionate about fishing, encouraged me to go beach fishing one summer and I loved it. He tried to persuade me that fishing from the rocks would produce better results, but I’m a real wimp and I quickly declined. Alone at the water’s edge I cast my line and immediately felt the rhythmic motion of the rod in harmony with the sea. The sunlight glistening on the water and the constant sound of the waves was almost hypnotic. As a feeling of peace washed over me I felt at one with nature – what more could one want?
I did catch a small fish that day which I threw back into the ocean.