Nature, Wellness

Fishing from a canoe

Today thursday it was time to go fishing in “Køge Bugt” in our huge canoe. My two yngsters and I was ready to do some serious cathing in the quiet ocean.

Just like fishing itself, the canoe embodies quiet elegance. For thousands of years, people have been discovering the simplicity and tranquility of canoe fishing. And canoes are especially good for maneuvering in rivers, as well as for accessing remote waters, ponds and portages where a larger boat wouldn’t work.

Of course, the canoe doesn’t provide all the comfort and conveniences of larger boats. If you don’t outfit it well, it can get uncomfortable after a while. If you aren’t careful, you can easily capsize while battling a fish. And many aren’t big enough for a lot of gear.

But this also is the beauty of canoes: They force you to minimize to what’s essential and make do with what you have. Who can imagine a better realization of Thoreau’s call to “simplify, simplify, simplify”?

Padling, fishing, rain, padling, fishing, rain, fishing, fishing, sunlight, fishing, padling, padling, fishing, NO FISH, NO FISH, absolutely NO FISH, padling, pack up, biking home, GOOD TRIP.

Love, fishing and wisdom

Brian

 

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