Sunday 25 November 2012

50 up

Tomorrow I'm nearer 70 than 30 as Wak Lite said the other day. Half a century old. More of this for a good while yet and I will be happy.....

Thursday 22 November 2012

Into the light

I had never seen Joy Division or New Order live so an opportunity to see Peter Hook and the Light play most of Joy Division's back catalogue last night at Norwich Waterfront with Wak Lite, putative historian/recordist of the Essex coastal fishing  industry was not to be missed following a musing about impending middle age over a chain Italian menu fisso and for me a sparkling water.

Average age of a good sized turn out was I'd say 45 with several dad/lad/daughter pairings and a lot bigger waistlines than the first time round. Starting off with Warsaw the very tight twin bass, guitar, drum and keyboard unit, fronted by the belligerent, engaging Hook gave a full 90 minute, hard-edged take on nearly all you'd have remembered or wanted  to hear. Simple but effective lighting and to my ears a good mix.

Highlights? The Norwich baiting intro to a pounding Transmission and the subsequent sledging of the1-0 taunter and the finale Love will Tear Us Apart. Roll on the Stranglers Wak.

Sunday 11 November 2012

Back on the pond

Contrasting weather yesterday and today, Cold, wet and dreary Saturday, Sunday glass is rising and a beautiful crisp morning with slight frost. Made it down to Captains  from 3pm, lots of weed clearing has been done. No interest in my sardines though. Buzzard heard mewing briefly. Found out that £52 to clean sensor on camera has simply resulted in moving the dirt along a bit as I have not undone the lens since bringing it back from being cleaned.

 Looking down the pond from the island.

Saturday 3 November 2012

Wishful thinking

Domestic chores and shortening days are restricting my fishing opportunities if no one elses. Something to keep my enthusiasm sharp.

Friday 2 November 2012

Are the cod in yet?

Hope Wak likes these, they're as near as I get to sea fishing. No bushes or gravel bars to cast to.....