It was very good to talk to Christopher last night on the phone. Christopher, who has twice invited me fishing at his burgeoning camp on Canada’s Southwest Miramichi, as well as on a memorable Spey visit three years ago, sent me this rather beautiful, not to say epic, shot of the truly huge (18ft?) flood they had a week after I visited in September.
The fall colors are there on the right bank of Kim’s, where C has fishing rights.
Or should I say the autumn colours?
The river is obviously huge and although it put the kybosh on catches for a week, fish came through after that, one very big one of 20lb bouncing on to the end of C’s rod at Valentine’s camp on the Cains.
I hope loyal readers are well and shaping up for an epic Christmas.
Our own family plans include substituting the panto for a visit
to the new Star Wars film in Aldeburgh cinema. Six children, their parents and one grandfather, nearing a big birthday.
I saw the first Star Wars in a cinema in Southeast London in the late Seventies. Another family visit, my 11th birthday I think.
I hope this one’s as good. I’ve heard it might be.