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Taking pictures of the leisure life in New England and beyond

Snowshoes and Smelt

Snowshoes and Smelt

Jump Maisie! Jump!

This past weekend I went snowshoeing and smelting in Maine. Not the metal melting kind of smelting, but the ice fishing kind. Note: We caught zero smelt(s).

Before we went on our smelting adventure, we decided to take Maisie out for a quick snowshoe/frolic in an open field. Clearly, Maisie had a horrible time. After zooming around the open field like a dog possessed for a good 15 minutes, Maisie decided it was time for her to burrow face first into the snow. 

Bear greeted us as we returned from our snowshoe

Bear greeted us as we returned from our snowshoe

As I (recently) learned, smelt are a small fish that you can catch in the winter time. We didn't catch anything and mostly just stood around in our tiny hut for the 30 minutes, but I can at least say I've gone ice fishing. I can also say I've touched a blood worm, which is like a normal earth worm, except horrifying.

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We'll have to read up on smelting techniques between now and next year. I don't want to catch zero fish two years in a row!

 
Hanging out with Maisie and Bear

Hanging out with Maisie and Bear

Henry Turns Two

Henry Turns Two