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Monday, February 21, 2011

Island Life: Fishing Kids

Woke up at 6am today and headed down to the dock to do some sunrise yoga. Well, I made it about 15minutes into my routine, saw the sun rise, and then the dock was taken over by hoardes of small children with beer cans. Wrapped around these empty cans was fishing line, and tied to the end of the fishing line was a small hook. On the hook went a piece of squid, though some were tossed in with nothing at all. These kids started handlining anything that they could catch off of the dock. They worked their lines like seasoned pros, and with complete seriousness. This wasn't for shits and giggles-- this was for food. One of the kids spoke a touch of english, and he posted up next to me and helped explain how it was done. The Queen of the dock was the tiniest girl, who had a handful of small fish at a pile by her feet. Once the small children headed home, one of the older boys headed out and came back with a nice catch. What were YOU doing at 630am when you were 5 years old? I bet that you weren't out catching the days lunch...

I got two cute videos of them doing their thing. Going to try and post some on here....

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