This and That

Winter is a slow time of the year for me especially if the weather conditions aren’t suitable to wet a fly. On those days that I’m cooped inside; my time is spent doing quick workouts at the gym, reading blogs, Ancestry work, watching fly fis…

Winter is a slow time of the year for me especially if the weather conditions aren't suitable to wet a fly. On those days that I'm cooped inside; my time is spent doing quick workouts at the gym, reading blogs, Ancestry work, watching fly fishing videos and just maybe a trout fishing outing. This past Thursday was one of those rare fishing trips. Thursday was the only day I could go because of other jobs and things my wife had planned for us as Christmas gets closer. 
The caretaker at the lake told me he was closing Thursday evening after me and a few other fishermen left. The lake opens again the middle of January. So Thursday would end my fly fishing on Walker County Lake for another year. I assured him I would be back in January if the weather would cooperate. 
This one rainbow made the few hours fished a success. Released back into the lake for someone else to land in 2020!!
Cathey and I got to make a trip back in October through the New England area. We scheduled the trip so we could witness some of the spectacular foliage that occurs each year in the area. Vermont top the list of states we visited with some of the prettiest foliage. 
In full form in Manchester Vermont. 
The scenic Batten Kill river flowing through the small town of Manchester Vt. Wish I could have fished this awesome looking river.
Portland Lighthouse in Cape Elizabeth Maine
Rock formation along the shores in Cape Elizabeth; the boulders actually look like petrified wood.
 The largest house on the Kennedy Compound where Ethel Kennedy still lives. Two other houses are on six acres of waterfront property on Cape Cod along Nantucket Sound in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts. We couldn't believe we got this close to the big house before security waved us away, quite an experience! This is a trip we had been planning for years and was glad we were able to make it during great weather.