Into the wild blue…
Last Monday, as I dropped our final invitations in the mail, feeling pretty good about my accomplishments, the phone rang.
“So… if you had the chance to do something really amazing, do you think you could get away for a few days?”
Mark’s boss wasn’t able to make a business trip he’d had in the works for some time, and he needed to send someone in his place.
That person was Mark, but (the seriously cool news) if we were both in, we could both go.
So, business… right? I’ve been on business trips before, and most of the time it doesn’t even matter where they end up… those trips are always much less fun than I imagine… sitting in the hotel, attending a conference, or meeting after meeting… staring at the wall… never getting a chance to play.
This was not one of those trips.
On this particular trip, Mark and I were headed to Wedgeport, Nova Scotia for lobster picnics, scallops on the shore, and a whole lot of fishing… for bluefin tuna… which are, oh, about six times my size (nbd).
We were just a little bit excited.
And the trip didn’t disappoint a bit.
Of course, before we go on, I have to mention that I caught the biggest fish (It’s okay, I’m not competitive or anything).
We were on the water for two days straight and came back with a laundry list of shark, whale, and seal sightings (!!) in addition to five fish caught.
Three of five were successfully tagged (no indulging here — though that sashimi does go for a seriously pretty penny out on the market ((yum)) — we were on the ocean in the name of science) and in the end Mark and I had each reeled in two: three in the realm of about 400-500 lbs, and one (mine, hehe) about 650 lbs… which is a pretty serious sport in itself.
But really… the most amazing thing we encountered in Wedgeport was the people: folks that made us feel like family from the second we landed and left us dying to come back… to visit their small town and maybe even steal their lives… because seriously, guys, we’re kind of
super a little jealous.
What an amazing, wonderful place… this Wedgeport, Nova Scotia. Really — even now — I’m not even sure where to begin.
But I have plenty more to share, so be sure to check back!
Have you ever been fishing for big fish? Or up to Nova Scotia? It was an amazing experience, to say the least.
Sometimes, life has a way of surprising you… in the very best of ways.