Spring in Progress Hey, Readers, Ah! Summer has finally arrived! The sun is warm and toasty, great for enjoying time outside. We love being able to kick back and relax without being confided to our home. It was a weird transition between spring and summer this year in my neck of the woods. It …
Trek the Bike Paths Along the Rideau Canal Hey, Readers, I must confess: When I first came to Ottawa, I was in shock as to how different it was from my hometown of Toronto. It was smaller, quieter, and my inner compass was turned upside-down. For me, I made my bearings on downtown being …
Hey, Readers! It has been a while since I have shared some of the memories my family experienced during the beautiful seasons we experience here in Canada’s capital. Now that winter is about to make way for spring in just a few days, I thought I would let your in on some of our favourite …
Hey Readers! I wanted to do something special for my other half for his birthday last year. He was turning the Big 4-0, yet has never been big on celebrating in a splashy manner. Since my guy does so much for our family, I could not let this important milestone go by without some kind …
Hey Readers! I had another magical time at this year’s Canadian Tulip Festival! Every year, I am amazed at the variety of shapes and colours this type of flower can take on. I took a sneak peek at the rows upon rows of flower beds displaying tulips and other flowers the day before the festival …
Hey Readers! Well, March Break is almost over, and spring is all but here! It was a crazy winter in my neck of the woods. It started late, but when it decided to unleash its fury, we were really snowed in! I thought I would chronicle my family’s winter adventures through a gallery of photos …
Here in Ottawa, it is going to be a balmy -20°C, and I am LONGING for those warm, lazy days of summer. Then the dusty ol’ light bulb flicked on in my head, and I remembered that I had forgotten all about my latest battle of wits versus the fish while I was visiting my boyfriend/partner’s parent’s home last summer, and I was transported back to that day on the boat. Sure, I was sweating like crazy in my sweater to keep the mosquitoes at bay while wearing enough bug repellant to cover three people, but I enjoyed every minute on that boat!
On this trip, it was the same gang as last time, except my boyfriend/partner stayed behind to be with our little ones. We all but duck taped my eldest daughter to her seat, as she loves going fishing, as is getting better at it each time she goes out. Granndpa was at the helm of the boat, guiding us along the Napanee River that flows just minutes away from his home, and taking us to the prime fishing spots along the way.
Below are some shots of the scenery we had a chance to experience on our way to our first fishing spot. There were some other fishing crews out on the river, too, trying to see if the fish were biting but Grandpa was able to shake them off of our trail!
Some of our casts were successful…
while others were not.
We even had a few friends drop in for a visit.
Overall, it was a fabulous few hours fishing. I am by no means the seasoned angler I want to be, but I am getting closer to this goal every time I cast my line! I have to make a point to catch more than my fish-crazed daughter next time, or else I’ll hear the end of it!
Can’t wait for my trip this year! I hope you enjoyed this little bit of summer, if only on your computer screen! 🙂
Until my next post, Readers!
Fishing. For some people, it is the ultimate past time. For a born and bred city girl like myself, it seemed as though it was a day spent in a boat surrounded by swarms of killer bugs trying to catch this unattainable prize that is laughing at you for attempting to entice it with your rod and bait. When the opportunity came for me to actually try fishing, I was a little apprehensive, yet it was an experience I had never tried. So with my fishing rod in hand, and a sweater to aid my paranoia of insects, I boarded a boat with my oldest daughter, my boyfriend, and his father to take on this new challenge.
After we fished and fished some more, we realized it was getting late, turned the boat around, and headed for home. I was able to see why people enjoyed fishing so much. Whether you are alone or with a group of people you like hanging out with, it is a chance to take in nature right at the source. We laughed at each other for loosing fish, or just being goofy.
It was a good time, and where the bugs were concerned, we were lucky because it was too early in the year for a lot of bugs to attack us. Would I go fishing again? Yes, I would. I don’t think I’d go everyday, but it would be good to do once in a while. Hopefully on my next fishing excursion, I’ll actually catch something! If I do, I’ll let you know!
Until my next post, Readers!