Sunday's are probably the best day of the week, or the second best. Saturday might be *the* best. But often, Saturday's are filled with projects and chores, while Sundays are more for relaxation.
As you know, our favorite mode of relaxation involves a big lake and a fun boat!
We hit up our favorite lake again, Lost Creek, and promptly met up with the local marine Sheriff patrol. It was cool; they were just doing safety inspections, looking for required equipment like life jackets and fire extinguishers. The Sheriff that did our inspection was very nice and normal. Too bad all LEO's aren't like that!
After passing the inspection we dropped the boat in the water and headed out to try and find a good fishing spot!
Last weekend we spent the day out on the lake, fishing and sunbathing, but we never got a single nibble. We only ever saw ONE fish jump!
Sunday started out pretty similar except that there were trout jumping everywhere! We fished for an hour, changing lures, moving the boat, changing lures. Then BAM! We got a bite! And then lost it. Then BAM! Another bite...and lost it. BAM! Another...lost it! This happened about 6 or 7 times.Then...total silence. No bites.
The boat was just drifting and I was getting frustrated with fishing. I decided to put some power bait on my line and just hang out.
Chris decided to go with the powerbait for a bit, too, but used the steering wheel to hold his pole for him.
We never got any bites off the power bait. I did get a nice shot of my toes though. :-)
It was getting late in the day and Chris decided to grab my pole and try for a fish. He said "Just 5 casts is all I need!" Well wouldn't you know it...first cast he lands this little beauty!
We could never get another bite. Crazy! We did enjoy the little trout for dinner, along with some salmon and veggies. But, even a bad day fishing on the boat is still a good day on the boat!
Later, when we got home we were super excited to be in a location with clear skies so we could watch the annular eclipse! We used our sunglasses paired with Chris' welding helmets to watch the moon move in front of the sun. It really was a spectacular sight! The light got dim, almost like a storm. It seemed grey and filtered. Really an incredible thing to see and so beautiful!
We tried to take some pictures, but they didn't really show what was happening. I have said before and I'll say again: I am no photographer. Other people took some incredible photos and they are beautiful. Ours are beautiful in their own way. Here are just a few samples:
These were all taken through the lens of the welding helmet. So pretty in their own way!
Did you get to see the eclipse? What's your favorite day of the week? Are Sundays for relaxing?