Last week Bob had a chance to go fishing on Vancouver Island with a good friend of ours and 2 of his buddies. It was a last minute thing but something he's always wanted to do. They flew to Ucluelet on the west side of Vancouver Island - the same place Naomi and I visited a few years back when she ran her marathon. Here are some pictures that Bob took.
Sun coming up as the boat heads out in the early morning.
I love this picture with the wake and all the fishing rods!
Such beautiful blue water - which apparently does not make for good fish catching. Something about the algae growing and the fish can't see the hooks - interesting theory!
They had supper at the Wickannish Restaurant over at Long Beach.
There were lots of surfers in the water. Bob said.
The lodge with rooms where they stayed.
And did you notice that there are no pictures of fish?? Apparently they did catch some but not nearly what they hoped for. The weather was uncooperative for fishing out 20 miles on the bank on the second day so they stayed in around the islands and caught some rockfish and ling cod. A good reason to go back another time, Bob tells me!! And sorry, Mel - there will be no halibut for Christmas dinner!!