Caribbean Fish Tale
this story, but a tall, cold drink and a dunk in the pool helped make my Aruban fishing trip a fond memory. Plus, the photo of me holding my fish came out pretty good.
Once we off-loaded the gear back into the truck, Laurenz took one of his older rod-and-reel combos and gave it to a government worker who was cleaning up litter in the parking lot. They talked brief ly in Papiamento, the lingua franca of the island, and the worker appeared to be thanking him profusely. “He has a young son who likes to fish,” Laurenz said as he climbed into the cab. “Gear like that would be very expensive for them to buy.” Back at the hotel, Don and I told our fishing tales to our wives, who had been very content to spend the morning rela xing on the beach. There was no popsicle at the end of
Dick Cooper is a Pulitzer Prizewinning journalist. An eBook anthology of his writings for the Tidewater Times and other publications, East of the Chesapeake: Skipjacks, Flyboys and Sailors, True Tales of the Eastern Shore, is now available at amazon.com. Dick and his wife, Pat, live and sail in St. Michaels, Maryland. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Purchase and Refinance Your Home with Ease Call for more information, today. Mary Beth Henderson Sr. Loan Officer, NMLS ID # 212801 410.940.8405 175 Admiral Cochrane Dr., Suite 101, Annapolis, MD 21401 www.embracehomeloans.com/marybeth-henderson Embrace Home Loans, Inc. NMLS ID# 2184 is licensed in 47 states plus DC. (www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org)
Tidewater Times March 2017