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It’s Friday Again, So Have Some More Fish.

Friday, November 6th, 2015

A souvenir snapshot of a catch made on a fishing trip at Esperance Western Australia, on which our son Ivan was the only successful angler, and he’s justifiably proud of his impressive snapper.  He can probably remember how I/he? cooked it and how wonderful it tasted, though I confess I don’t remember that. However the the sun-bleached hair and golden tan attest to hours and days spent on the beach and in the water there. Well probably mornings on the beach, really, as Esperance summer afternoons are often windy and cooler, if not downright cold.  The water’s always cold there, IMHO.

Ivan 8 holding fish_edited-4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 I admit/confess to taking this oddly composed photo ! And we have quite a number similarly shot in the 80’s,  These diagonal pics are usually of people, mostly single figures, but sometimes a small group.  Encouraged by the square photos produced by that particular camera, I’m sure I thought such photos were sooo interesting, ‘creative’ even.  Good grief.

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In Douglas Adams’ book “So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish” the dolphins really tried to warn humans of the danger from the Vogons who were on their way to demolish the planet Earth.  But the humans didn’t understand the dolphins’ very physical communication movements, and thinking they were merely very clever entertainers, rewarded each dolphin trick with fish treats.  At last the dolphins gave up on their efforts to warn the humans, leaving them this message as they fled the planet : “So long and thanks for all the fish” which of course makes perfect sense.  According to Wiki this phrase has been adopted by some science fiction fans as a humorous signing off, and so here, at the end of the fish treats on friday series, I’m using it to sign off today.   It’s the end of the series only, though, and of course I will resume it if  that particular muse strikes again 🙂

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