Sometimes the catching is good as well. I am happy to represent truth in this statement. I have a natural bent for life on the water and in the woods. The more remote the better. Maybe parts of our DNA bent are like-minded you and I. Maybe not! Maybe you think my DNA is a little too bent. If you have not experienced a remote wilderness trip, maybe some pictures will help you decide how far up the bucket list a BWCAW trip should be?
Trip # 63 for me, it’s more than worth the work getting there! Click to enlarge and enjoy.
Stories abound! Fish caught, bushwhacking through burned areas to lakes with no access, great open fired food, failed live wells (all the fish escaped) and friendships deepened. Deep conversations and unbelievable scenery with a few mosquitoes and black flies thrown in. I have been blessed with friends and family on these trips. I believe my son has logged almost a quarter of the trips. I have so much to be thankful for. It’s about the catching, but if all I catch is fish, I miss out on most of what I could have caught. Life is like that.
In your busy world. Do you pause to fish? what do you take time to catch? Slow down to a canoe pace, cook something from scratch, start a long and deep conversation and pause to look at the night stars and long to know your creator as intended from the beginning of time. Take the time for a timeless journey because fishing is always good!
And just for the record, yes, we caught a lot of fish!
There are no “do overs” in life, but you can go fishing again and again!