Jeanette’s Pier – fishing day #1

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Tuesday here at the Outer Banks, and after a scrumptious breakfast (you know – breakfast fries (potato cubes), eggs, crispy bacon, pancakes, bottomless coffee (well, decaf …) we drive about 20 mins south to Nags Head. Nags Head is famous for its now-rickety and aging fishing pier – see flogged photo.

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Well, we didn’t fish from there. We chose – and paid $12/person fishing rights to fish from a long pier called Jennette’s Pier. The original was built back in 1939. Due to hurricanes, each rebuild has been destroyed. The current one is only 3 years old, thanks to Hurricane Isabel in 2003.

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When I say “we”, I confess to meaning Dale and her Dad. I profess to having no great affection for fishing, despite my own Dad loving it. I made myself useful by being the gofer, buying coffee and fresh bait and general moral support. It was a great day actually, despite it being overcast and increasingly windy. Dale really enjoyed fishing with her Dad.

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I managed some time to go on a lovely beach walk, checking out the colorfully quaint houses adjacent to the dunes and enjoying dipping my feet into the Atlantic Ocean.

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Were they biting?
Well – not a lot, but Dale and Dad both had success. Here’s the proof!

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Not only fish, I should add. Skillful anglers that they are, they also reeled in a live bird. True story!

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So … somewhat wind and rainswept, we headed north back to Kitty Hawk and had a light fish meal – including mullet. Yes, both Dad andDale caught mullet, one of the few types of fish I like. How considerate of the ocean … and them!

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A really lovely day; one Dale and I will cherish for a long time.

David

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