On Saturday, the Professor and I took advantage of a gorgeous morning in South Alabama and headed over to the boat launch to try and catch redfish on the fly. It was also the launch of our new motor.

 You see, unfortunately a couple of weeks ago, the motor was stolen off our boat. It’s been the cause of endless ire and frustration, especially since they no longer make these two stroke motors. The Professor has been living on Ebay and Craigslist trying to find a replacement (not to mention looking for someone trying to sell his stolen motor.)

So with a bittersweet sense of ceremony we launched the boat with the new-to-us motor and launched a new era for our little v-john flats boat.

Fishing was tough, we only saw a few fish and they were quite skittish. But the weather was sublime and it felt great to be out on the water.

Besides, take out “A” for Angling and Launch quickly turns to Lunch –which we found just down the road from the boat launch.

papa rocks hotdog

So if you happen to come across a two stroke Yamaha motor anywhere on the I-10 corridor along the Gulf Coast, give us a shout. We’re still hot to find our hot motor. But the good news is we have plenty to keep us busy and grateful. A great day on the water. Killer hotdogs. And the launch of Paddlefish, which made for a wildly entertaining week last week.

Thanks to each and everyone of you who have already purchased the book! I can’t tell you how much I am enjoying your feedback. If you haven’t had a chance to buy it yet, don’t be shy…I am happy to take your order and ship your copy!

I hope Monday morning is treating everyone well and launching you into a good week.

“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.”-Henry David Thoreau

2 Responses to “Launch”
  1. Melissa says:

    I started Paddlefish last night. It was the perfect ending to a long (and stressful) day. You are such a GOOD writer. I’m only 20 pages into this book and I’m already hooked and loving it.

    Here’s my favorite “launch, boat, double-meaning, water” quote. Fits perfectly for you and what you’ve accomplished.

    “A ship in a harbor is safe, but that’s not what ships are built for.”

    PS So sorry about your stolen motor. Ugh!

  2. I am sooo sorry about your long stressful day but am so grateful for the kind words about the book. Am really happy you are enjoying it Melissa! ESPECIALLY since I couldn’t have done it without you. By the way, am still evangelizing the chia smoothies, told a friend the other day. On that note, am off to start my day with one right now!

    You are the BEST, love you madly friend…..xxxoo

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