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maggie3fan

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Good morning, afternoon or evening everyone.
More pics of the fishing trip.

This flying fish landed in the boat when we were running to another fishing area.
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My son Ray with a Nice Kingfish. We lost 5 others by sharks biting them in half while we were bringing them in.😡
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A decent grouper!
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My son Jim holding a nice grouper.
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My son Joe with a grouper.
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This is a croaker. They croak when you catch them. Hence the name.
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Somehow my son Adam escaped a fish pic. Here he is making some cut bait to fish with.
Holy crap!!! Do you have any daughters?
 

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Holy crap!!! Do you have any daughters?
🤣 The last pic was the Captain holding a small shark, not a son of mine.
But whenever I talk about my son's, I feel I need to mention my son Stephen. He was my middle son, that at the age of 4. We lost him to a brain tumor in 1986. Sorry for mentioning but I always feel the need to do so when asked about my sons. So there was a total of 5 sons.
 

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🤣 The last pic was the Captain holding a small shark, not a son of mine.
But whenever I talk about my son's, I feel I need to mention my son Stephen. He was my middle son, that at the age of 4. We lost him to a brain tumor in 1986. Sorry for mentioning but I always feel the need to do so when asked about my sons. So there was a total of 5 sons.
Rest In Peace Stephen. Loved and never forgotten!
 

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England is SO different from the U.S. I'd really hate to have all those people wandering all over my property. That's why I have a 6' privacy fence around my acre.
These footpaths are ancient rights of way… hundreds, if not thousands, of years old. They were there long before most of the properties! They’re carefully mapped, marked and signed. Landowners are not allowed to block footpaths by law. They can put a privacy fence either side of one if they wish, subject to local planning law which is difficult in a National Park like this, but the route may not be moved except by legal application to do so.
 

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Hey! @Maro2Bear , here is the link to the charter. I booked another trip with them on the nicer boat. The first trip they had available was for May 12th - 14th 2023. There are group boats that bring out like 30 people. I wanted a private charter. But really the cost difference of a few hundred dollars per person. Was well worth it. The key to catching snappers on the bottom. Is to keep your sinker on the bottom. Don't let it bounce off the bottom. When you have a majority of people bouncing weights. Your catch falls dramatically.
 

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I don't remember if I told you how I lost my earing aid, but if I did feel free to skip to the next post.

A little over a month ago I was riding my toy riding mower in the leopard yard, got too close to the grapevine and a branch reached out, grabbed the device out of my ear, and flung it into the ether. I looked, looked, then looked some more, to no avail.

So I went and had a hearing test and ordered a new set (I had never been happy with the other one that I didn't lose). That was a little over a month ago.

They finally came in so today I'll be going to get them. In the meantime, day before yesterday as I was stepping over the fence into the leopard yard I spied my escapee hearing aid. It was minus the ear bud and battery and looked as if it had been through a tortoise digestive tract. This spot is about 40' or 50' away from the branch that yanked it out of my ear! Hopefully the battery and ear bud passed through ok too.
 

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I don't remember if I told you how I lost my earing aid, but if I did feel free to skip to the next post.

A little over a month ago I was riding my toy riding mower in the leopard yard, got too close to the grapevine and a branch reached out, grabbed the device out of my ear, and flung it into the ether. I looked, looked, then looked some more, to no avail.

So I went and had a hearing test and ordered a new set (I had never been happy with the other one that I didn't lose). That was a little over a month ago.

They finally came in so today I'll be going to get them. In the meantime, day before yesterday as I was stepping over the fence into the leopard yard I spied my escapee hearing aid. It was minus the ear bud and battery and looked as if it had been through a tortoise digestive tract. This spot is about 40' or 50' away from the branch that yanked it out of my ear! Hopefully the battery and ear bud passed through ok too.
I know that's not funny...but it is
 

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Hey! @Maro2Bear , here is the link to the charter. I booked another trip with them on the nicer boat. The first trip they had available was for May 12th - 14th 2023. There are group boats that bring out like 30 people. I wanted a private charter. But really the cost difference of a few hundred dollars per person. Was well worth it. The key to catching snappers on the bottom. Is to keep your sinker on the bottom. Don't let it bounce off the bottom. When you have a majority of people bouncing weights. Your catch falls dramatically.

Thanks Ray!
 

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Exactly, in fact instead of using my walker and hopping on 1 leg. I sat on a big cooler and one of my son's would slide me across the floor out to the deck and slide me to my fishing spot on the boat. 😁
Yea. Some boats are perfect for even paraplegic people. They can really get around on them with a lot less effort. I'm so glad you got to have that.🙂
 

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Good afternooning all. We did a six mile walk today from a small nearby town of Hawes which is really pretty, but I failed to take any photos of it.

I do have photos from the rest of the walk though and it was very pretty.

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A very old bridge which was probably built for packhorses
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A very special bit of valley which was full of wildflowers and birdsong. Lots of fledgling wrens
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Grey Wagtails
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and most special of all were the Dippers. This is the UK’s only aquatic songbird. It dives into the water to catch invertebrates like caddis fly larvae to eat. One pair we saw were feeding a fledgling; it was lovely.
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This is England’s highest waterfall (not the UK’s) - Hardraw Force.
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Wow. Your bird pictures are always so good. The scenes are amazing too especially to me. I will never get to see them except through your eyes. I especially love that bench and the skill it took to do it.🙂
 

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But. L.L. Bean probably produced them first!

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🤣 The last pic was the Captain holding a small shark, not a son of mine.
But whenever I talk about my son's, I feel I need to mention my son Stephen. He was my middle son, that at the age of 4. We lost him to a brain tumor in 1986. Sorry for mentioning but I always feel the need to do so when asked about my sons. So there was a total of 5 sons.
A loved one should be remembered. Especially a child. Truely they do stay a part of us and we shouldn't bury the memories. Especially the good ones.🤗
 

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I don't remember if I told you how I lost my earing aid, but if I did feel free to skip to the next post.

A little over a month ago I was riding my toy riding mower in the leopard yard, got too close to the grapevine and a branch reached out, grabbed the device out of my ear, and flung it into the ether. I looked, looked, then looked some more, to no avail.

So I went and had a hearing test and ordered a new set (I had never been happy with the other one that I didn't lose). That was a little over a month ago.

They finally came in so today I'll be going to get them. In the meantime, day before yesterday as I was stepping over the fence into the leopard yard I spied my escapee hearing aid. It was minus the ear bud and battery and looked as if it had been through a tortoise digestive tract. This spot is about 40' or 50' away from the branch that yanked it out of my ear! Hopefully the battery and ear bud passed through ok too.
Ain't that how it happens! I do that even in my house with tools. Can't find them when I need them. So I'll buy another and then can't find either one. So I'll put it somewhere safe if I run across it and forget where that safe place is. 😡
 

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Ain't that how it happens! I do that even in my house with tools. Can't find them when I need them. So I'll buy another and then can't find either one. So I'll put it somewhere safe if I run across it and forget where that safe place is. 😡
Thatʻs why my husband has 16 hammers, 7 tape measures..... 🤣
 
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