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Pictures for Pam, Day 210: Coo's Bay Sunset Through Tees in a Double Dedication with Marie-claire Gallet

Pictures for Pam, Day 210: Coo's Bay Sunset Through Tees in a Double Dedication with Marie-claire Gallet
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What a day! Finally I have a moment to sit down and it's after 8pm! Sheesh! So much to write though, so let me get this new novel written! :D

The excitement of today began last night, actually.

Every evening we watch an hour of a movie or an episode brought to us via Netflix. Night before last we'd finished watching the first season of what turned out to be a fantastic sci-fi show called "The Expanse." We'd need to start something new except...I had a plan.

We're leaving on our next RV adventure in a few days and I'd been dropping hints about fishing but Steve apparently wasn't tuning in. Fact is, for all but the past couple of months of our relationship, Steve has been totally uninterested in fishing. He had an issue with it, but primarily with folks who catch and release because he thinks it's horribly cruel (I agree). Those who fish and actually eat the fish or catch to sell the fish are fine but because he loves fish (as divers and self-appointed ambassadors to the sea, we both love and respect marine life), the idea of catching, killing, cleaning and eating a fish was totally out of the question.

I respected his feelings on the subject and didn't try to change his mind. We both feel that it's a person's right to choose not to do something they don't like. However, that being said...I love fishing! What fun it is!

Throughout my teen years until I was about 16 or so, I went fishing almost every weekend up at our summer cabin. The resort community where our family's cabin resided put on a couple of fishing contests every year, and every single year I'd invariably with first or second place in several categories—Biggest Bluegill, Most Bluegill Caught, Biggest Catfish, Most Catfish Caught, and sometimes I'd get lucky and catch a winning Carp too. My brothers also fished (except my oldest brother, he couldn't care less about fishing!) and both Brian and Scott vied for the top place in the Bass and Trout categories.

Once we stopped going up to the cabin, I stopped fishing and life went on. I never thought about it. When I met Steve, it was fun telling him about my fishing history and it was ok to me that he didn't like the idea. I'd had my day in the sun with angling and was content without it.

But a funny thing happened. We got an RV. We began going on camping trips. And everywhere we went, we saw folks fishing and going out in boats. I didn't say anything about it...but one day out of the blue, Steve said to me, "You know, I think I might want to change my mind about fishing." We talked about our feelings regarding fish and he thought that maybe he could handle killing a fish and ultimately eating it.

I was amazed because it's a big step to get to that point. In fact, even though we love eating poultry, beef and pork, we absolutely could not raise these animals, have them killed and then eat them. We are very cognizant of the origin of every bite we eat but we love these animals too much to kill and eat livestock that we actually know. It's too close.

Fish are different. They are different enough that even though they do have a variable amount of intelligence, it's not a hard task to distance yourself from feeling destroyed over the thought. I have killed plenty of fish in my young days of fishing and even though it's not fun, it can be done quickly and humanely and then you have a meal to eat!

Which brings me to an admission: when I fished as a teen, I never ever ate my catches! (My parents did!) At that age, the only fish I'd eat was tuna from a can, mixed with plenty of mayonnaise and made into a sandwich or casserole. We all know that canned tuna really isn't like a normal "fishy" fish, and that's the only reason I'd eat it.

Other than a bit of catfish sometimes in my 30's, I wouldn't eat fish for years until I met Steve. My ex tried to get me to eat raw fish in sushi but his attempts to shame me into it weren't exactly a technique that would have a chance of working.

Then I met Steve. Soon after we met he took me to his favorite sushi restaurant and had me try hamachi. To my utter disbelief, I *LOVED* it. Sushi soon became my favorite food and at the same time, Steve took me to seafood restaurants and introduced me to different kinds of fish that I almost always loved.

These days we have sushi on special occasions and we will pick up a lovely steelhead trout about once a month. We adore fish and are hopeless trout junkies. Bass is lovely too but too pricey usually, as are most of our favorites.

Which brings us back to camping in our RV and our next adventure. We'll be staying at several lakes for up to 5 days each and I couldn't stop thinking about fishing and what Steve had said. However, I wasn't making a big enough noise apparently. So last night, instead of watching Netflix, I suggested we watch a series of videos made by the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife. They explained everything you'd need to know about how to catch trout, including what to buy, how to get set up and even exact techniques.

Steve loved the idea so much that we not only watched the entire series last night, we got up early this morning and went all over the place to look at fishing gear! We are now the proud owners of two new poles, really nice reels and everything we need to go trout fishing on our trip!! HOORAY!!! We are so excited! The idea of catching our yummy trout dinners has us bouncing up and down! I am so happy that Steve is excited too. We can't wait to try out this new fun activity together! :)

Ok, today's photo is another view of the amazing sunset that Steve and I photographed when we were in Coo's Bay. It was the first picture I took as we arrived on the beach and I loved the way the sun was shining through the trees. I am also including an inset, which is an archive picture I posted years ago when I had my older camera. Steve and I went to Ashland, about 40 miles south of us, to photograph the splendor of autumn at Lithia Park. I found this amazing mosaic artwork as we entered the park and just loved the detail. It's a trout! How perfect to share for today! :)

Pam, do you like to go fishing? It really is such fun and so exciting. I can't wait to catch and cook our own fish...what about you? Is that something you've ever tried? Anyway, my thoughts are on you right now...and I'm hoping you'd doing well today! *BIG HUGS*!!!

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36 comments - The latest ones
 Claudia G
Claudia G club
Magnifique perspective avec cet éclat de lumière ! Bon week-end.
16 months ago.
 Fred Fouarge
Fred Fouarge club
Wow Janet...Janet WooW
16 months ago.
Kawasirius club
Comme Fred, J' émet un Wow de plaisir en regardant votre magnifique coucher de soleil sur cette plage paradisiaque ! Ces rayons sont magiques ! Formidable mosaïque en note ! Quel bonheur pour nos yeux ! Je vous souhaite un agréable week-end Janet !
16 months ago. Edited 16 months ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club



16 months ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Awesome backlit image Janet.
16 months ago.
 David G Johnson
David G Johnson club
A scrumptious shot... lovely sunburst...
Dave.. UK.
16 months ago.
uwschu club
goldener Moment, sehr schön gewartet Janet
16 months ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Spectacular capture and PIP!

Admired in:
16 months ago.
Boro club
Superbe compo !
16 months ago.
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
Belle et rayonnante..*******
Agréable fin de semaine.
16 months ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
A wonderful sunset Janet! I love a sunburst :-))
Your PiP is superb! A fab mosaic!!
16 months ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮ club
Lovely shot.
Wishing you a great weekend ;-)
16 months ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Just in the right moment, Janet ! Very nice !
16 months ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
A breathtakingly beautiful sunset shot..............I especially ove the sunburst! The colours are gorgeous too, and I really like the row of silhouetted trees.

An interesting read on the subject of fishing. I have mixed feelings - I used to go fishing with my Dad when I was young. He had a small boat and we used to go sea fishing, for bass, flounders, eels and the like. We always killed and ate our catch, sharing with our friends if we had any surplus, but I always felt slightly guilty about it! I've not been fishing again since I was 15 years old and left home to join the Navy.

For more than 30 years, I've been a vegetarian..............and I don't eat meat, fish or any other seafood.
16 months ago.
neira-Dan club
Magnifique Starburst !!
16 months ago.
 Rainer Blankermann
Rainer Blankermann club
Ein toller Sonnenuntergang. Prima Foto und PiP!
Ich wünsche dir Frohe Pfingsten!
16 months ago.
photosofghosts club
You describe so well your mood with your words, but only the image needs to understand it !
Nice sunday
16 months ago.
LutzP club
...very well composed, Janet
16 months ago.
 Nicole Merdrignac
Nicole Merdrignac club
Superbe photo avec note. Nicole.
16 months ago.
 Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra club
great again
16 months ago.
 Boarischa Krautmo
Boarischa Krautmo club
wonderful picture - and if you need an 'r' I could sell you one ;-)))
16 months ago.
Pisti club
Beautiful sunset and fantastic sunbeams. I will read your novel tomorrow, I had a long day.
16 months ago.
 Dave Roberts 2014
Dave Roberts 2014
A beautiful panoramic sunrise, nice sky colour Janet!

16 months ago.
 Jenny McIntyre
Jenny McIntyre club
What a fantastic picture, those sun rays coming through the trees are just magical. I am so happy for you that you and Steve are now trying a new outdoor activity. As for fishing - no I can't say I've ever felt the attraction. I don't think I could kill a fish if I caught one, and the idea of hurting it by catching it, then throwing it back into the water, only to be caught again is against my feelings. I am a meat eater, and as long as the meat doesn't resemble what the animal was before I cooked it, then I'm okay. I don't know how people can rear animals, get to know them - even giving them names - and then killing them for meat! No that would make me a vegetarian in pretty smart time!!!! I think I'm a bit of a wimp when it comes to killing another creature. I don't even kill spiders, even though I hate them - I'll do the glass and postcard trick and throw them outside!!!

I do hope this helps strengthen the bond you two have. Have fun
16 months ago.
ColRam club
Superbe Janet
Bonne soirée
16 months ago.
 Eunice Perkins
Eunice Perkins club
Great sunset shot, and I love the mosaic. As for fishing.....When I was young my then husband tried to teach me from our town wharf. Disaster!! The wind blew the line back and I "caught" a guy on one side of me. My second attempt saw me "catch" a guy on the other side of me.. After that, very red faced, I sat in the car and read. I am like Jenny. I can't even kill a spider. Meat or fish in the supermarket is one thing; a live creature is another. I have nothing against people who kill for food, but if I had to do it I'd be a vegetarian. I just couldn,t.
16 months ago.
tiabunna club
A marvellous sunset image, Janet, and the PiP of the tiled fish fits so well with your narrative. I enjoy fishing occasionally, but although I live near the beach I find I haven't been fishing in quite a long time - other things, including photography, take my spare time! Have a great time away on your next trip.
16 months ago.
 Phil le Malouin
Phil le Malouin club
Très beau
16 months ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
A dreamy location and a fabulous image Janet

Thank you for posting in the group
16 months ago.
Lovely shots
16 months ago.
ROL/Photo club
WAOUHHHHHHH exceptionnelle photo... de ce coucher de soleil à travers les arbres..!
belle maîtrise déjà du Sony RX10M4
Ave a nice week..Janet
16 months ago.
 Holger Hagen
Holger Hagen club
Spektakuläre Aufnahme!
Ich wünsche Dir noch einen schönen Abend
16 months ago.
Nouchetdu38 club
16 months ago.
 Jon Smith
Jon Smith
Serene. A beautiful coastal spot indeed.
16 months ago.
Reyk club
Eine schöne Küstenlandschaft, so schön verträumt und friedvoll.
16 months ago.
 Adriana Grecu
Adriana Grecu
Superbe moment!!
16 months ago.

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