The jogging area, which is currently one of my favorite spots in this part of the Emirate, actually has a twin. I like these paths in Corniche because these revitalize me. It’s like almost a perfect place to breathe in and out, scream, “soulsearch”, and whatever you want as long as it’s decent. 🙂
Although this side is not restricted to the joggers, I noticed that mostly people who intend to go on fishing frequent the area. I have never gone fishing yet, except for the few childhood memories of one of our neighbors in the province who used to catch fish by using electricity (nangunguryente ng isda) or those playmates that used worms as bait. Or if it may qualify as fishing, I used to catch tiny fish and even tadpoles using my hands from a river when I was young. Then my playmates and I would kill and fry them (huhu, forgive me, I’m still short of wisdom that time) and will use in our lutu-lutuan.
In that particular day, I noticed they used sardines, err raw mackerel, baby shrimps and/or intestines as bait.
Both young and old were fishing. Of course, it’s not conclusive that the amount of catch will be directly proportional to the biological age of the fishermen. It’s more of a familiarity and strategy thing. Although logically the early birds will catch more worms and/or the old ones figuratively are more experienced in executing diskarte.
These kids (Well, they are probably highschool students. It’s funny how I find it so normal now to call them kids. I must really be a grown up now. Heehee.) came earlier than the others yet they only have one tiny catch, so far. They were strategically situated and fully equipped.
“We’ve been fishing for an hour and we’ve got 1 fish!”, there was no trace of bitterness. Obviously, this thing is exploratory for them.
At first glance, I thought all the tiny stuff down there are sea urchins.
But to the other side are actually crabs.
And they were crawling.
We got to chat with one Filipino and a British who were also fishing. The Filipino who is in his early 50s told us that he enjoys fishing because he finds it therapeutic. The same reason to the non-Filipino. Wow, maybe it’s that therapeutic the way blogging does to me. I just wish that there are fishing paraphernalia for rent, so we would probably try. I don’t think I’d do this regularly so I don’t want to spend on the gears. Let’s see.
So who did catch the most number of fish? The wiser ones. (I didn’t say the old ones). But look at how (generally) the Filipino differed from the rest?
While the others placed their catch in a fancy tool,
… here comes reusing the grocery plastic bag.
Any fishing experience?
This is my entry to Caryn’s Birthday Giveaway.