Early Endings

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It’s a little strange, I know, to speak about endings at the very beginning of another year. However, it’s the end of the holiday season which means I had to pack up Christmas – that always makes me a little sad.

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We’re also nearing the end of the winter Lobster Season. I left off chasing ducks (trying yet again to get a close up) to deliver some equipment down to the Harbour. While I was there I watched this crew unload their traps onto one of the scows.

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It has not been a very successful Season. I feel bad for all of them – the workload and conditions don’t ease up just because there are few lobsters. Most of all, I feel sympathy for the guys with their brand new $1m boats. The payments don’t go down just because the lobsters are hiding.

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It doesn’t stop though. Scallops are next, then more lobsters, and then we’re all hoping the herring come back.

One note – unlike the ducks, seagulls don’t mind posing for me. At least when they’re not fighting over a dump of leftover bait. 🙂

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