This lock down is no Joke , Although I am fortunate that the Countryside and the Sea are both within a stroll from home. I have huge sympathy for those in the cites , although I have to say that even in the best of times I could not be a city dweller. This was the view whilst out for my allotted hour today . A Glorious Spring day where the sunshine managed to warm you when you were out of the breeze, This is the view down the valley to the sea . There is a few hundred metres of fascinating pocket water to explore which I have fished many many times , Sadly not by me for a little whilst yet
The pool under the Gorse bushes is a lovely little spot, When the hawthorns are hatching or the stone flies are on there are usually rising fish
Just a couple of hundred metres upstream is this long pool below there are usually a few larger fish holding there . Its a beautiful place with abundant wildlife . I shared the Pool with a deer not so long ago .
When you turn around through 180 degrees this is the view , In my younger days I sea fished and caught cod from the marks on those rock scars . It is a lovely bit of coastline , I have many fond memories of it . From rock pooling as a kid and fishing in the winter , To searching for the dinosaur footprints that appear from the cliff rocks once in a while . I have fished there with my Dad and my Grandad sadly now both departed ,.
Heading back up stream and inland today the sheltered places are showing further traces of spring , Primroses are out , The Gorse and Blackthorn are in full bloom . The toads are spawning in the beck , the birds are singing . But the anglers are not fishing .
There was even a rising fish, I watched this Pool for quite a while today , There was a few midges and a couple of upwings in the air at lunchtime and I am sure I saw a rise on the edge of the faster water . I do hope so as I didnt otherwise see a sign of a fish. I know they are there , I have known and fished this place for many years , the fish are waiting and so am I ....Whats the old expression Parting is such sweet Sorrow.... Or as Arnie said I`ll be back....