October 2008

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It’s been a wonderful autumn here in the east of Scotland. The rainy August gave way to a bright September, and so far October’s been pretty good too. Blustery, a bit drizzly at times, but full of fleeting blue light which has lit up tree leaves into thousands of wee daylight candles.

No fishing done yet, though I am planning some grayling trips in the next couple of months. All has been very quiet around these parts for the last few months, so if you’re still bothering to check the blog, thanks for visiting. I do hope to get back to more writing as soon as I can.

Sad events relating to a close friend have put some things into hard perspective in the last two weeks or so, which has made updating or doing anything for that matter somewhat trivial. However, I have been out with the cameras, so perhaps Tamanawis will have to undergo a temporary transformation over the next few weeks into a photoblog. To be honest, it was always just an excuse for showing off photos anyway..

Apparently a bloke caught a good sized salmon last week, right in the middle of Paris. I don’t know much about the history of salmon in that part of the world, but it seems pretty amazing. It gets really hot in the summer over there, so heaven knows how it survived long enough to get hooked.

Read about it here.

…thesis delight. I finally submitted my thesis on monday, after possibly the worst 3 months of my life. A pain beyond anything I encountered as an undergraduate… Anyway, it’s finished now, just in time for the end of the trout season. Timing is clearly a specialty of mine. I am planning on some pike and grayling fishing as soon as I can, so look out for actual real fishing posts coming soon…