We got onto the beach around 10:45pm our first night and met up with our friend, Dan, who was just finishing up fishing the last tide. After setting up camp, it was nice to sit around and chat before heading to bed. The next day was full of fishing and exploring on the beach. Lo had a great time playing in the water with her little "travel baby"
and was soon soaked through-but this is an Alaskan kid. She rarely seems to get cold. She was so filled with joy and excitement as she ran from the waves splashing the shore. I love to just watch her so filled with life and wonder...
No matter what modality of fishing we use, Huz and I like to fish early in the hopes of catching our limit by afternoon , get the filleting over and done with, so that we can have the rest of the day to play, relax, eat and socialize with an adult beverage or 3. It just feels so satisfying to work your tail off, get all that wonderful healthy salmon that will feed us for the next year, and have time to really appreciate and enjoy the well earned relaxation. After any type of hard work, be it dipnetting or putting an hour in at the gym, it makes a good meal, a good glass of wine, playing with family and enjoying friends so much the sweeter. Life is that much more imbued with intensity.
(Salmon burritos on the fi-ah!)