Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Blogging From the Waterside


Well, this is novel - live blogging! The photo above depicts the view as I type, if poking a phone's keypad with one finger can be called typing. Yes, I am once again sheltering from the rain beside the Exeter Ship Canal, gently soaking a couple of dead fish in the hope that a pike might take a fancy to one. Preferably a massive pike. The rain is a nuisance, as it's forcing me to stay in one spot rather than move every hour or two and try a new one. Still, a static approach might work I suppose...

While waiting I've been steadily adding to my waistline. Two months with very little bike hasn't helped in that regard, and the irresistible temptation of fresh-cooked bacon baps and 2-finger KitKats means an awful lot of uphill cycling very soon.

Bird-wise I've seen Kingfisher and Chiffchaff this morning, but as I'm not adjacent to Exminster Marshes or the Exe Estuary today my expectations are low.

Right, that'll do for now. I can always update later if anything much happens...

Time for a brew...

5 comments:

  1. Rain! - it's been blue skies and fairly warm here on Sheppey in North Kent

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    1. Well, at least it was mild here, Derek. It rained steadily until lunchtime though...

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  2. Decent looking piece of water there Gav. Always potential with so much of it.
    If I ever get around to doing over-night, or even long days fishing, I'll have to get me a stove like that.

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    1. You're dead right, Ric. The spot I'm fishing there is more than 2 miles from where I caught my first Exeter Canal pike back in November! It's a massive venue. Those stoves are brilliant little things, and even work up some decent heat in freezing conditions. So much better than the 'Camping Gaz' stove I used in my youth, and far more pleasant than the temperamental (and, frankly, quite scary) Coleman stove that I had in my carping days - I was never much of a fan of cooking with petrol!

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  3. Yes Gav, I've wondered about the safety of a petrol powered stove.
    Using petrol for my gardening gear, I'm very aware of the potential danger of fumes gathering in enclosed spaces and infiltrating clothing. Just one spark and :(

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