Bike at the Beach … the story
September 21, 2008 § 5 Comments
The bike, pictured several blogs ago, belongs to the fellow now in the picture. He was out in the water, waist deep, with a net to catch his own bait. He then returned to the bucket near his bike and shook the net full of very small fish into his bucket. The gulls were hopeful, but went unrewarded.
I guess that’s how you get bait if you don’t want to buy it at the fishing pier shop. Rather a good idea, I’d say.
Might be an interesting living, actually.
So, what do you do? (favorite American question)
Me? Oh, I stand in the water on a clear day, or a cloudy one, little matter, and cast my net to scoop up tiny fish. I dump them in a bucket, keeping them alive, of course, then I pedal home. On the way, I stop at several of my customers’ businesses to sell them their bait. Not only is it fairly eco-friendly enterprise, but everyone wins (except the little fish) and I have a rather decent tan besides, but don’t worry, I do use a good SPF.
Hmmm … and in the evenings? Could be a writer. Surely there are hundreds of fishing tails to tell!