Fall Fishing

Bob, George and I took advantage of a fantastic fall Saturday to head out for some rainbow trout fishing.  It was a great day to be on the water and we managed a few fish in the process.

Here we are at the first lake.  As usual Bob is the first on the water although this time there were a couple boats that beat us to the lake.

Although the fishing was a bit slow, the scenery was great.

After lunch we headed to another nearby lake.  It is a much smaller lake, one which Bob and I fished in the spring but with no success.  It is a much different lake with a lot of dead trees along the edges. This time we had the lake to ourselves and the fish were a bit more cooperative.

Here is George at a slower moment – I don’t think he is sleeping.

How Do You See the World?

Daniel Dorling, Mark Newman and Anna Barford have produced an interesting world atlas (The Atlas of the Real World: Mapping the Way We Live) that represents land area in proportion to various demographic parameters. I have been working with spatial information (maps, satellite images, etc.) for most of my career so I find this a fascinating way to visualize statistical information.

Here are a few examples shown on the website of the Telegraph, one of Britain’s newspapers.

This first map shows the world as we are most familiar with it.

This maps shows countries shaped in proportion to projected wealth in 2015.

You can see more of their maps at the Telegraph picture gallery.

Wednesday Evening Fishing

Headed out to Appleton for a couple hours fishing on the Mississippi River (the other one) with DC.  It was a great evening for float tube fishing – sunny and calm but the days are getting shorter so we had to pack it in by 8.  We caught lots of smaller fish but both landed a few good sized smallmouth bass.  Here is a series of shots of DC with a with a nice smallmouth.

The requisite sunset shot.

More Newfoundland


I got around to processing a few more images of Newfoundland.

Cull Harbour was an interesting spot.  You got to it by a narrow bridge.

We spent an afternoon on a whale watching tour from Bay Bulls.  The whales didn’t disappoint.  We probably saw a dozen different whales in total.  They were in the Bay feeding on caplin and didn’t seem to put out by the boat.

Besides whales, we saw a lot of birds including these puffins.  The lack of a longer telephoto lens is evident.