Crossing into February

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Win­ter Garage: Fish­ing rods dis­creet­ly await­ing spring…

A belat­ed Hap­py New Year as we are cross­ing into February…?

Feb­ru­ary is always one of my favorite months, not just because it almost always snows in Feb­ru­ary, or because it’s my birth­day month, but most­ly because it epit­o­mizes win­ter for me. I was a snow baby.

As a fam­i­ly, we nev­er trav­eled by air­plane as my father was extra­or­di­nar­i­ly afraid of fly­ing. His rea­son­ing was that as young man in the army he was forced to jump out of an air­plane with a para­chute. I can under­stand why he found that to be ter­ri­fy­ing. as I too am large­ly acro­pho­bic (fear of heights). 

Any­way, our fam­i­ly vaca­tions were always dri­ving to Maine to ski. After all, the sto­ry goes that my par­ents ini­tial­ly met in the ham­burg­er line at the ski area cafe­te­ria. That same cafe­te­ria served me many a yum­my grilled cheese sand­wich & a side of fries. As I write this, I am remind­ed that lunch was pre­ced­ed by a break­fast of french toast with but­ter & maple syrup. Wow, I wish I could return to that style of eat­ing today…

It’s no won­der I love snow, and Feb­ru­ary, it’s basi­cal­ly in my blood to love winter.

Back to February…

Crossing into February

The past two years win­ter has had an espe­cial­ly won­der­ful aspect to it. As the pic­ture above shows, my win­ter garage is my work­shop. Over the past two years I have had an oppor­tu­ni­ty to try my hand at wood­work­ing. The result is that my home is fill­ing up with items I’ve cre­at­ed. I won’t say that skills are uber-sophis­ti­cat­ed, but they cer­tain­ly turn out some util­i­tar­i­an pieces of fur­ni­ture that make me very happy!

So what does this have to do with fish­ing? Not a lot.

I just want­ed to take a minute to share with you all how this Cape Cod­der enjoys the long, and some­times, quite bru­tal Cape Cod winters.

Book A Trip for 2023

And for what it’s worth, now is a great time to Book a Trip for the 2023 sea­son. Slots are fill­ing up.

Give me a call or send me an email and reserve your date(s). (Reser­va­tions are not offi­cial­ly con­firmed until I have received your $100 deposit.)

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