Sunday, October 20, 2013

When the lads go fishing in can get a little extreme.

Heading out for a day's fishing.
From our perspective, Scotland is a land of "extremes"...extreme geography, extreme history, extreme geology, and of course, extreme(ly) fine hillwalking / hiking and sea kayaking. The folks here are also extreme(ly) warm, kind, and hospitable. (Yes, of course we're biased!) :)

I haven't fished since I was a little boy, but I have to say, it looks pretty exciting here - and getting to the "spot" requires some impressive "self-propelled" movement. The fishing from the shore is mainly for cod, the occasional haddock, and as one gentleman told us, "anything else that comes along".

These pics were taken during our morning run today, along the coastal path above the Seaton Cliffs. I think our activity was, by far, the tamer of the two.

I think the lads are onto something. Life is short, elements of "extreme" living can bring a special enrichment to each day - especially when it comes to an abundance of kindness, compassion, and desiring the best for one another in this world. 

It's a place we can throw all caution to the wind.



  1. Wow! Water looks pretty cold and rough...brave men to be out there fishing :). Maybe you should give it a extremely on the wild side!

  2. So very true, L, the sea is rough and cold. Sadly, the Lifeboat is called out regularly. (Not just folks fishing, of course.) You can check their website out at:

    The Lifeboat crews are brave souls, indeed. Warm wishes, L. D.