‘If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there’d be a shortage of fishing poles.’ Doug Larson.

26 Apr

Stories from my Sketchbook  . . . 

Every day, sometimes twice a day, for the last 12 years or so I have walked past the dock where the Canopus resides.   Two or three days a week the Canopus takes people out ‘deep sea fishing’ and you can set your clock by her.  At 6.30am on the dot on the days she is chartered I can hear her distinctive rumbling engine (from my house several blocks away) heading down the river towards the sea—and at 12.00 noon I can hear her again, making her way home.

I have never been out on her myself (not being a fisherperson’ at all), but my girls get very excited when we go past as the passengers are starting to boardlots of new people to wag tails at, get pats from, and plenty of bags and fishy gear to check out.

On a couple of occasions I have had to rescue one of them from some jolly wag who thinks they would make good ‘bait’ for their trip (rude!) but, being good natured, we assume they mean it all in good fun. . .

Canopus‘.  North Haven.



Posted by on April 26, 2016 in Uncategorized


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10 responses to “‘If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there’d be a shortage of fishing poles.’ Doug Larson.

  1. Jon

    May 2, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    Love the sketch Sal. A realistic drawing as well as an artistic touch & captured the ‘feel’ of the Canopus- it’s been fishing for many years round here.


  2. Vee

    April 29, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    OMG….that is an awesome sketch you are indeed talented young lady. xxx


    • sallyinthehaven

      May 1, 2016 at 7:42 am

      Thank you. It’s nice to have friends who say nice things. 🙂


  3. Judy

    April 29, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    I think you’re very talented too Sally and your sketches have such a fresh ‘happy’ feel about them.. Make sure I get an invite to your first exhibition!


    • sallyinthehaven

      May 1, 2016 at 7:43 am

      Thanks Judy. An exhibition? Maybe in my living room one day over a couple of bottles of wine . . .


      • Judy

        May 2, 2016 at 9:57 pm

        That’s where most renowned artists started Sal…mine’s a Sem Sav Blanc!!


  4. Pam Talbot

    April 27, 2016 at 6:42 pm

    I love this sketch Sal – you are very talented (even if you don’t think so!) And……have you realised you have “several strings to your bow now” Clever Girl!


    • sallyinthehaven

      April 28, 2016 at 7:29 am

      Thanks Pammy. I knew there was a reason I kept you around . . . 😉


  5. Steve T

    April 26, 2016 at 9:04 pm

    Lovely sketch Sal, I have only been out on the Canopus once and it was good fun, but the fishing wasn’t particularly wonderful that day. Still we brought home a feed of fresh fish, and I guess that’s what it’s all about 🙂


    • sallyinthehaven

      April 28, 2016 at 7:32 am

      I know most people go out for the actual fishing, but I am sure there are plenty of others who just want a nice day out on the ocean, regardless of whether they catch anything at all. And if you don’t catch anything there is always the fish and chip shop on the way home anyway . . .



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