Adam made it back from Texas and so we had some good quality spousal time this weekend. We took the kayak out to Presque Isle on Saturday and put it in the bay. So, we were rowing over on the bay to the reeds so that Adam could fly fish. Well, we get closer to the reeds and we started seeing all these splashes in the water. I had seen it before in the lagoons, it is usually fish bedding or mating. However, in the bay, the fish are much larger. So, we're in pretty shallow water and there are gigantic fish (carp) mating all around us. And when you're in the kayak, you're like right on the water, you're not feet above it or anything with space between you and the enormous, scary, splashy fish.
So these gigantic fish are all around us- splashing around with one another, doing their business and it's terrifying! I know it sounds weird to be scared of fish in a lake (It's not like in Austin Powers where the bass have laser beams attached to their frickin heads) but I was pretty spooked. And the big fish would like knock into the boat accidentally and scare the tar out of me. About the time one splashed up inches from my face I said, "That's it. I can't do this anymore." Adam laughed and we rowed to a deeper area, away from the frisky fish.
When we're in the kayak, we both row and then I bring Harry Potter and steer us while Adam fishes away in the back. Adam caught some large mouth bass and, this afternoon when we went, he caught what looked like a swordfish! It was actually a Northern Pike and it had tons of sharp tiny little teeth.
We've had a nice weekend- we finally got to watch the LOST season finale last night with Brooke & Freeland. I tell you what- they like to leave you with your panties in a wad. Now we can speculate all summer...
We had a fantastic church service today and then headed back out to the peninsula. We enjoy this heat & sunshine! It went from winter to summer, folks! But I am savoring the time we get to spend outside, I'm like a solar powered human. I need to soak it all up so that I can make it through the winter!