The other day our friend Jim Lewis showed up at the house with two sets of Mighty Bite fishing lures that he had just gotten in the mail. Jim said according to the infomercial he had watched, these things are surefire fish killers, so he bought a set for him and one for us.
Looking at them and all of the goodies that came with them, like rattlers and scent sticks you insert into the lure bodies, and reading some of the reviews posted online on various sites, and on YouTube, I think they might indeed attract the attention of some of the local fish.
We were hoping to get out yesterday and give them a try, but with winds in the 15 to 20 mile per hour range predicted for the coast, we thought better of it. Kite flying would be fun, but with all those spring breakers on the beach right now, like the two I had a picture of in yesterday’s blog, I think it would just be too distracting to concentrate on flying.
About 5 o’clock, Jim and I went down to our dock on the Intercoastal Waterway, and though it was pretty breezy, there were some boats out there. The winds were coming from the east, and apparently by the time they crossed over the Canaveral National Seashore and the mangrove swamps between us and there, they had lost a lot of their power. We’ll see what today holds. It’s supposed to be windy again, but if it’s like it was yesterday, we may give it a try.
Instead of fishing, I spent the day writing and cranked out close to 5,000 words in my new John Lee Quarrels book. I’m well over halfway and the story really has me hooked. I’m looking forward to seeing how it all works out in the end.
I guess we’re not the only place getting lots of wind. From what I’m reading on blogs and on Facebook, folks leaving the Escapade in Tucson were fighting the wind in every direction they went. Somebody reported that one motorhome went off the road somewhere on Interstate 10, but I heard conflicting stories as to whether or not it was somebody who had been at the rally. Either way, I hope no one was injured.
Driving or towing a high profile vehicle like an RV in the wind is no fun at all, and can be downright dangerous. Having spent much of my life in Arizona, I know firsthand how strong the winds can be this time of year. In my newspaper days I covered a lot of accidents that were caused by the wind, and had enough experience driving it myself to know that I want to avoid it whenever I can.
A few years ago we had Redlands Truck and RV install a Safe-T-Plus steering control on our Winnebago, and I feel a lot safer having it. But even with that upgrade, my rule has always been that there’s nowhere I have to be in such a hurry that I’ll drive in wind or any other kind of bad weather if I don’t have to.
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Thought For The Day – Happiness doesn’t belong to those who have everything, but to those who can appreciate what they have.