gone fishing

IMG_0463 If John was surprised I wanted to go fishing, Hunter was downright stunned. He thought it was an awful idea. He reminded me that I hate killing anything. As kids the boys were told “you kill it you eat it”… and I meant it. Everything except mosquitos. I spent my youth bringing home stray dogs, half dead birds and rescuing bugs floating in the pool. He advised me not to go…. I would turn a wonderful adventure into a miserable experience for basically any human I came in contact with.IMG_8745

But isn’t it important to know where your food comes from; not just the supermarket? I would go, I would be cheerful and I would catch and release. Continue reading

langara island lodge

IMG_0508IMG_8653John and I have been truly spoiled by our friends this summer. Recently, we were guests of Patti and Ted Hirst at the fabulous Langara Island Lodge. John was a bit surprised when I accepted their generous invite… after all, it is a fishing lodge and I have never been keen on catching my own food. I realize the hypocrisy; no one tucks into a meal more enthusiastically. Continue reading