Gone Fishin’

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I know it’s been way too long since I have posted but will get more into that in my next post or two, trying to keep these consolidated to one idea.

We were lucky enough to be invited by Gary and Shirley Bradford of Cape Henry Launch to a trip on August 10, 2008 down in Virginia Beach so we took a road trip down to VA for the weekend.  I didn’t feel comfortable with Morgan coming so Michelle and Morgan were left behind and this was a guys day out for and I.  Right before we headed down all of us went to eat a late breakfast before the 1pm start time.  We had to go back to the hotel because we didn’t have a few things.  It was amazing, the sky just cracked open.  I have no idea where it came from but the wind started blowing and the rain just poured.  I was honestly worried about the trip the weather was so bad.  It only lasted about 30 minutes and ten the sun came out and it was beautiful, it was so weird.

Once we got onboard Matthew was having a great time talking to everyone and looking around, that was until we started moving.  This being the first time on water, he sure needed to get his sea legs under him.

Pre Game MeetingOnce we were moving though he started to get a little more comfortable, but he didn’t want to get too far away from me.

Klingon or Cling OnBy the time we got out to our first stop though he was fine and so excited about everything that was going on.  Everyone was catching fish, but they all were pretty small.  I think the biggest fish of the day was just over a foot long.  I ended up walking away with a shirt for the second biggest fish, an eleven and a quarter inch blue fish.  At one stop everyone was catching skates, and I mean everyone.  I think we caught about 6 or 7 skates in that one place.

Another SkateWe had a very good time and I was very appreciative to take a mini even though it was tough to pack it all in 3 days.  Gary and Shirley were great to invite us out and not only that but Shirley took great care of Matthew while onboard 🙂

Shirley and MatthewI of course had to take a few shots of the vessel’s at anchor, can’t escape work for very long can I.  Here are just a few I took.

The Dura Couple of Ships at Anchor Virginia Pilot House

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Cape Henry Launch Fishing Trip

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