DRIFTING ON THE WATER OF DOOR COUNTY WISCONSIN AND BEYOND
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Whitefish and canoes
Almost finished..needs seat, thwarts and varnish
After winding up several projects, such as finishing an 11.5’ canoe I started a few years ago and helping my youngest daughter to visit prospective colleges, the Trap Skiff is finally getting some attention again.
Last weekend my work was interrupted when the neighbor brought over 6 fresh whitefish fillets.This winter Whitefish seem to be the predominately caught species around here.So I cooked them up on the grill in foil with butter, garlic, pepper and salt, simple, but good.
Bundin er batleysir madur... "A man without a boat is no more than a prisoner." I'd be desolate without boats and the time to use them.
My relations came not from Norway, but from the British Isles, surronded by water, never the less.
I found my first boat...a Pond boat washed up on a beach in Long Island, NY. I was about two, my family had gone to spend the day along the beach and while wandering, Dad and I found this old sailboat, still have it now.
That is where my boat Obsession started...so here I am, 57 years later, still playing with boats.