It was an outdoor weekend! Even though Saturday’s weather wasn’t really all that great, I went fishing with my sister and one of the nieces. We were down in Albany on the Hudson river.
It was a little gloomy and a bit chilly, but it was fun.
All of the gear – my sister is prepared:
We were fishing for striped bass, which have just moved into the area for the season.
My pole set up and waiting (or my borrowed pole, I should say):
It’s been many years since I have fished and there are things that I’ve forgotten, like not unlocking the reel when the line is taut.
Oopsie! This is called a bird nest, by the way LOL. I did manage to unknot it without have to cut the line, though.
We had snacks to eat:
Some big barges went by, too. They were neat.
One thing I wish I could have gotten a picture of was a bald eagle catching a fish. That was very cool! It wouldn’t have shown up well on my phone, plus I just wanted to watch it.
We didn’t end up catching anything. None of the other anglers around is did either. Oh well. Now that I have my license for the year, we will go out again.
Sunday was a gorgeous day and it was back to the usual!
John and I took a roundabout way to the lake to get in more miles. Still building the endurance. Plus hills:
This is an easy one. I don’t stop to take pictures on the steep ones or I’ll never get going again 😀
There were a lot of people out today. Everyone was enjoying the great weather. The lake was very pretty as usual and we were happy campers!
Return of the dried pineapple snack!
It was chilly and windy at the lake, so we didn’t stay long. It was a good ride and we’re almost ready for a cupcake ride. We ended up with 28 miles today, longest ride of the year.
Calories burned for me really are only about 900 for this ride. I don’t know how to change Map My Ride to burn less.
There was a well deserved treat afterwards:
Yes indeed, I reward myself with food!
We live in such a great area for being outdoors. It makes getting through winter worth it 😀