August has been and gone and here we are in September. Hot days , low rivers and the first hint of days shortening . It means the last days of the trout fishing season are here . The last few months have sadly been a miserable performance on the blogging front . August was sadly lacking in rain. Rivers were dead low , temperatures were high and fish were generally pretty inactive . But I did still catch a few , It was to be said that there was nothing startling . Plenty of nice fish but few that were noteworthy . The end of August and the beginning of September found me afloat around the Med on the tub below .
The Cruise was a first for me. It was a birthday cruise for my long suffering wife . "Tub " is a bit of an understatement . Fifteen decks and 3000 passengers . It was big enough to comfortably get lost on board . We did several times. We also ate to much and made full use of the drinks package .
I know this is a fishing blog but I am going to mention a few highlights . First Montenegro and Kotor . The above was the view from the balcony in early morning as we entered the fiord leading to Kotor .Silent and calm. truly serene . Kotor was a perfect small town. very charismatic .
Another port of call was Barcelona , which was home to both things of great beauty and unfortunately street crime . On the bright side the Picasso museum was wonderful with more than 300 hundred of his works on view it was Wonderful. A plus on the negative side is that the insurers have been fine ,
Anyone after a travel vise I can recommend this absolutely . It is an Italian Cottarelli and its superb.
Anyway we are back now . We have had dead low and bank high rivers , at times almost on the same day . This was a day on the river Swale The light was stunning the river looked pretty good although was falling fast after a lift of water the previous day. In the end my catch was pretty poor 3 very small sardine size trout.
The Water mark was how far the river dropped in about three hours