Thursday, November 13, 2014

Last Chance Fishing

Monday through Wednesday, Nov 10-12, were our last fishing days. We knew that a cold front was on the way, so we made the most of our last chances.
Very calm waters, looking back at the beach and pass

Clear view of stingrays in the water
Schools of stingrays passing under the boat

View of Wind Drift from the gulf

Wind Drift from the beach, wider view

Big sheepshead was the only significant catch
Tuesday: Our best fishing day. We got out to the jetty early and experienced what we have heard about -- catching lots of slot-sized redfish. We caught 14 total and only one was undersized. The largest were just an inch over. We kept 4. We fished until we ran out of bait, until 2 pm. Later we went back to our spot under the bridge at the pass, where at 6 pm Bill caught a 25 pound redfish.
First two in the live well

Everyone was catching fish

To be filleted for the freezer

Wednesday: We didn't know if the weather would hold all day. Morning at the jetty was not so successful, but we brought in 2 mangrove (gray snapper) and a pompano. Together these will make a great meal or two. Luckily we were able to get back out late in the afternoon and a redfish cooperated. We pulled the boat out for the last time at sunset.

Watching dolphins while waiting for a hit.

The pinfish trap has been very successful

View of our dock

Last redfish under the bridge

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Sunny Sabbath

Sunny Sabbath walk
Along a pristine shoreline
Communion received 

Wandering Willett
searching for a meal provided
by nature's bounty

Friday, November 7, 2014

Anniversary - Nov 4-5 - New Orleans

Courtyard of the Hotel Provincial
Forty-two years wed
Celebrating memories
Old and New (Orleans)

Anniversary Dinner in their patio under the wisteria

Bill's one-time French Qtr address

Decater Street looking at the back of our hotel


French Market

Street corner

Lunch at Frady's in Harry's neighborhood - great oyster Po-boys

Frady's in Harry's neighboorhood 
Harry's House

Our Hotel Provincial on Chartres

Harry's house

Harry and Bill on the riverfront - Bywater -
Tiny spire of St. Louis Cathedral over Bill's shoulder

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Another Sabbath

Cold, windy Sunday
Just right for rest, reflection
And fishing, too.