By Linda Greenlaw
Ahead of Christmas, Linda meets up along with her ally and fellow fisherman Alden Leeman for lunch and a drink on the Dry Dock, a well-worn watering gap in Portland, Maine. Alden, the captain of Linda's first fishing excursion, has visible his percentage of mishaps and adventures at sea. whilst Linda stocks thoughts of navigating her send via one of many craziest storms she's ever obvious, Alden fast follows up together with his personal stories. Then different fishermen, who're sitting at the outer edge attentively listening, choose to weigh in with yarns in their own.
All Fishermen Are Liars brims with actual tales of the main eccentric workforce member, the funniest episode, the most important fish, and the wildest evening at sea. Denizens of the Dry Dock flow out and in because the bar starts off to swell with rounds of beverages and stories that bring up in drama. listed here are many of the maximum fishing tales ever--all relayed via Linda Greenlaw in her inimitable style.
All Fishermen Are Liars will provide readers what they've got come to like and anticipate from Linda Greenlaw--luminous descriptions and edge-of-the-seat thrills. it is the excellent ebook for someone who loves fishing and the ocean.
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I have no way to measure individual waves. You’re up, you’re down . . how many feet? I know the difference between thirty knots of wind and ﬁfty knots of wind. But the difference between a thirty-foot sea and a ﬁfty-foot sea? ’ ” At this point in this story, it just sucked. 5 knots over ground. I heard one of the captains hail the other on VHF channel 16, and switched my radio to channel 10 along with them to listen to their opinions on the weather. What I learned did little to ease my mind. They had been ordered by the captain of the port to which they were heading to remain offshore until the weather eased, as the port’s anchorage areas had become what one of the voices referred to as a “cluster fuck” of ships and boats ducking the elements, some of the ships already dragging anchors in weather that promised to 29 ALL FISHERMEN ARE LIARS get worse before the improvement tentatively scheduled for the following morning.
Initially I was tempted to glance out the port-side windows for the ship that had run us down, or off the stern for the rock I had struck, as the sound and impact of the crash could have been caused by nothing less. But I had encountered rogue waves before, or a “queer sea,” as the old-timers referred to the single wave that is so much bigger, and often attacks from a different direction than the others. A queer sea marches to a different drummer, and I watched this one step away to starboard unscarred by its contact with the 100-foot steel vessel.
One moment I was conﬁdent that I had the Hannah Boden under my authority, and the next I found myself in that all-too-familiar tug-of-war with Mother Nature for control of the vessel. There was a brief sigh of relief in the trough of two mountainous seas; a feeling of being in the lee, protected from the screeching wind. A split second later, that sigh was replaced by clenching of teeth and holding of breath as the boat teetered on a peak that pushed upward and momentarily grabbed the reins, then awkwardly relinquished them as the vessel wallowed unsurely down into the next trough.
All Fishermen are Liars: True Tales From the Dry Dock Bar by Linda Greenlaw