Before I stepped on my flight to western coast of Newfoundland, I had but a vague idea of what I wanted to see and do. What ultimately unfolded was an uncanny turn of events that left me in awe.
One thing simply led to another on this trip. Read more
I could name this one “The trip when we drove past 40 hours of farmland”, but that was only the means to the end of dabbling in the beauty of the Ozarks. Thanks to Ben’s great species-hunting intel and Ken’s impeccable trip planning skills, there I was yet again behind the wheel of the unstoppable beige Corolla. Read more
Springtime in Virginia brings with it the allure of Northern snakehead and a shad run into the Potomac River. On my last trip, I had failed at finding these snakehead and, while catching hickory shad, hadn’t found any blueback herring. Read more
This was a trip that tapped into multiple facets of beauty. There were of course the world-class mountain vistas and sunsets to admire, but the beauty of Hawaii ran much deeper. The culture of benevolence, the diversity of the reef fish, once-in-a-lifetime scuba diving, and the freshness and availability of the seafood all left their impression on me. Read more
This began as a simple journey to claim a tarpon of my own. What it became was a solitary journey through Florida, Belize, and, finally, Guatemala. At the end of two weeks of travel, I found myself standing on an erupting volcano. Read more
Another winter, another road trip down to Florida. We knew we’d be spending Christmas down there, but we didn’t know we’d be spending it with alligators. The joys of tumbleweeding.
Following the over-packing blunders of our previous road trip, we decided to pack as light as possible. Read more
As I watched the view from the car window transition from narrow bustling city streets to the expansive basin of the tidal Saint Lawrence to the infinitely rolling hills of New Brunswick, I was left wondering if our day-long pilgrimage would be worth it in the end. Read more
As life twists and turns, sometimes I can’t help but to look back in a state of grateful awe. It wasn’t very long ago when a phone call from a mysterious stranger set Ken and I on the path to this life listing adventure in Mazatlan, Mexico. Read more
For some reason or other our annual winter Florida excursion did not happen this past holiday season, so we had to make up for it this spring. This time, Ken and I traveled in style via airplane rather than the usual Toyota Corolla. Read more
There was a lot of surface activity yesterday morning. Just as in spring, the gizzard shad were making splashes. A species that had disappeared for the summer had returned in numbers to the outflow.
I haven’t been able to catch one fairly, until today. Read more
With the salmon just beginning to make their appearance at Lake Ontario’s tributary mouths, I made one more camping trip to Georgian Bay before I would be swept away by salmon fever. Things began exactly as they did on my previous trip and I had camp set up by nightfall. Read more
A road trip of over 800 kilometers yielding a life list entry of under 2 inches. Sometimes the smallest fish can be the most rewarding.
Following our recent trip down to Pensylvania and New Jersey, Eli wanted to have a piece of the action. Read more