IN SEARCH OF COD !
Crept out of my lovely warm bed 4am Sunday morning,
the weather forecast was not favourable.
But "hey" we are NOT "fair weather" fishermen !
Terry picked me up at 5am, old Wally was waiting for us when we arrived at
Soon we were heading out of the river Tees and out into the North Sea.
The sea was somewhat choppy with quite a swell, the rain came down as the boat was raised
and then fell. This produced a feeling like a roller coaster ride.
I wondered at this point if I had made the correct decision to go fishing.
My stomach has not been at it's best of late as you can appreciate.
After taking some extra painkillers " Paracetamol and CODeine"
all went well. I had mentioned to Terry that it was indeed a New Moon and the 13th
day of the month.
Lucky for some he replied, so making a wish upon the New Moon (no, not telling )
and ignored the fact that it was the 13th (not a suspicious man)
The morning was uneventful as we skipped from one place to another
in search of the elusive Cod.
Haddock and Mackerel were caught but still no Cod :(
By afternoon amazingly the sea had calmed and was now like a sheet of glass at times.
We had been tossed from pillar to post earlier, but now all was calm.
A mist descended producing an eerie feeling, all was silent, all was good.
Upon arriving home I was so tired i could not keep my eyes open
to watch Germany play the Ausies in the World cup. Now that is what I call tired.
I could not see the Ausies beating Germany anyway, this was to be a correct assumption
as I read this morning, they had won 4-0 . Well what the Ausies know about football
can be heard rattling around in a match box !
So after a hot bath I was soon back in my lovely bed, reflecting on the day.
Soon I driffted off into a deep and much needed sleep.
It is now 11am the 14th and I am refreshed and ready for what the week ahead produces.
Below you find some pics I snapped during our unfruitful search for Cod .
Still there is always another day and soon I hope.
Have a great week all and remember this.
"Someone in here is thinking about "you" out there"
Peace as always
Heading out of the river Tees.
We were in for a rough ride.
Old Wally Dreaming about the time when Cod would not be
so hard to catch. He blames it on foreign fisheries who have decimated the numbers.
I quite agree with him.
Loved the look on Wallys face at the size of Terrys catch.
Not impressed at all lol
A couple of fishing friends pulled up to ask if we had caught anything.
They had caught nothing and were heading home.
They waved goodbye as they disappeared into the mist, as quickly as they appeared.
The catch, not a lot to shout about there then .
But all edible.
Heading back into the river Tees.
An hour earlier the sea was calmness itself.
Nothing changes so quickly as the weather so they say.
( Just perhaps a woman's mind )
Flaming June...NOT !
More like freezing Feb !