We have a long history at Shag Lake of items lost in the bay eventually and mysteriously returning to their owner.
Sometimes it happens quickly, as when I threw my rod and reel overboard with a overenthusiastic cast, only to retrieve it when snagging the line a few casts later with a backup rod.
Sometimes it takes a bit longer, as when we lost a cement brick anchor overboard when the line was inadequately secured to the boat by my brother. Years later, we noticed a nylon line floating just beneath the surface and thought we should retrieve it as it presented a potential propeller hazard. Upon pulling it up , we found our long lost cement brick anchor.
Today, while fishing for bluegill in our much shallower bay, Dad noticed something that looked out of place in the water. I reached in and pulled it out.
My favorite Cub hat. It blew off my head on a windy day years before, and sank just out of reach as I desperately lunged over the boat in an attempt to retrieve it. Not sure of the exact date. I thought I documented the loss in a blog post, journal entry, or e-mail update, but cannot find it now. I do know it was before May 31, 2008.
The bay taketh, and the bay giveth back:
Not necessarily in as good a condition as when it goes in.
MW Mobile Blog
For friends, family and the random search engine visitor. This blog started as an experiment in mobile blogging from my
Palm TREO 600 700 Prē HTC Evo,Samsung 5. Now it serves as a simple repository of favorite activities. Expect bad golf, good fishing, great sailing, eating, drinking, adventure travel, occasional politics and anything else I find interesting along the way including, but not limited to, any of the labels listed here...
MW BLOG LABEL CLOUD (click label for posts on that topic)
abalone Africa America's Cup art Azores baja baseball bass beer Burkina Faso Cabo Caribbean Cascais Chicago China Chitwan critters Cubs da bears Dogon drink Egypt Escanaba River Ethiopia Family Fishing Five Forties food forestry France From the Terrace Ganges River golf Gualala River Hawaii Himalayas hunting ice fishing India Japan Jordan Kathmandu kayak Kobe Kyoto Lake Kariba Lincoln Park London Mali Mexico Michigan Monterey Morpheus Morpheus Atlantic Passage Nepal New Delhi Niger River Osaka Pacific panorama Paris pike politics Portugal protests rainbow Ranthambore recipe river Russian Hill ryokan Sahara Desert Sailing salmon San Francisco Sea Ranch Senegal SF Power Tour Sharp Park spider sunrise sunset Tech Thanksgiving The Golf War Timbuktu Travel trout tuna UNESCO World Heritage Site Varanasi WTF yooper Zambezi River Zimbabwe