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    Back to the beach, part III: June 26

    OK. Time to start planning the next installment of the beach saga. For those who haven't yet made it to the cottage at Pleasure Beach, in Waterford, CT, I'd like to try to convince you that a day at the beach can be just that, plus food, beverage and lots of good conversation. The location, albeit humble, is good for all of the above and, so far, the company has been well worth the effort. This year I want to get lots of people to visit Seaside Regional Center with large format cameras, as long as it's still accessible (the state just sold it!) as well as the usual Harkness romps and portraits in the yard.

    As usual, there should be a "gear or whatever" trading table, though I don't have as much to give away this year; time for showing off your prints and far too much food (details to follow.)

    Think about it... Beach, buddies, beer... What's not to like? Kids enthusiastically welcomed.

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    Can't wait!!!!
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    Oh yes.

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    Does anyone bring a fishing rod for surf casting if the beach is near? Something else to do at the beach during the most exciting saltwater fishing time of the year (the spring & early summer striper run).

    Yesterday I was viewing photographs taken by fishermen on the S.O.L (Striper's On Line) fishing forum. Some were what looked like fine art B&W photos. Many were typical and very good beach scenes at sunrise/sunset and shots of trophy catches, but mixed in were some of the most amazing photographs I've seen anywhere; photos of objects, structures, people silhouetted by low lying sun shining through wood fence (my favorite), atmospheric phenomenon, for some examples, and many other excellent compositions in all seasons.

    These are people who never mention photography in there threads but some have the eye for it (and friendly like photographers). They don't talk about photo equipment, only fishing gear. I was blown away by many of the shots. Now I'll always pack my camera when I go fishing with my son - sometimes I forget to when my mind is on one track. I'm at that forgetful age.
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    How often do you do this Whitey? I might be up in your neck of the woods in August. It would be fun to meet some people from APUG. I don't think I have met a single person from APUG in person. I have always wanted to make it to one of Bill's little shindigs in Michigan too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panastasia View Post
    Does anyone bring a fishing rod for surf casting if the beach is near? Something else to do at the beach during the most exciting saltwater fishing time of the year (the spring & early summer striper run).
    Panastasia
    Not a lot of surf in CT. That said, there is good striper fishing from the beach at Harkness Park and lots of fishermen at the rocks right down the road from the cottage- mostly hoping for Porgie (scup), though I usually hope for blackfish (Tautog). As is all too often the case, hopeful is more common than successful. You need a license for salt water fishing in CT (new, dumb idea but enforced.) Bring your rod, but also bring a license.

    Patrickjames,
    I'm around in August, and a second shot at a larger gathering is always possible. Let one of us know when you'll be in NE and we can gather just for that! Anything for an excuse.

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    June 26th is looking good to me, and the kids were asking about going there again a few days ago!! Great minds think alike!!

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    Thanks Whitey!

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    Whitey... I'll be in Colorado last week of August, so don't plan anything for that week!! :o

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuzanneR View Post
    June 26th is looking good to me, and the kids were asking about going there again a few days ago!! Great minds think alike!!
    Bring 'em on!

    Oh, and the Seaside Regional Center "pedestrian visitors welcome" sign is still up and folks seem to be using the beach there, so I guess the state hasn't closed it down yet. Keep all available fingers crossed.
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