May 1, 2017

Stuck up a Creek

We intended to spend a couple hours on the water and to catch a fish or two, if we were lucky.

This guy had been waiting eagerly for the day he could could give his new cast net a try, so the cruise started with a little instruction.  He loved every second and, one way or another, we managed to collect a little bait.


Fishing in Charleston, SC with kids | The Lowcountry Lady


Fishing in Charleston, SC with kids | The Lowcountry Lady

We headed up the river to a familiar creek.  We fished for a bit, but when the fish weren't biting, we decided to move further into the creek.  We got to having fun.  The little one talked non-stop about this and that.  A friendly creek resident rode in on his kayak and we chatted with him for a while.  We talked about staying just a few more minutes and then heading out before the tide got too low.

Whelp... we waited just a few minutes too many.

Fishing in Charleston, SC with kids | The Lowcountry Lady

Fishing in Charleston, SC with kids | The Lowcountry Lady

The good news - we had everything we could possibly need.  Snacks, water, extra clothes, sunscreen and music.  The better news - the three of us were there together, and even though I had a list of chores planned for the afternoon, there was nothing that could be done.  So, we decided to enjoy it.


Fishing in Charleston, SC with kids | The Lowcountry Lady

Fishing in Charleston, SC with kids | The Lowcountry Lady

Fishing in Charleston, SC with kids | The Lowcountry Lady

Fishing in Charleston, SC with kids | The Lowcountry Lady

Fishing in Charleston, SC with kids | The Lowcountry Lady

It was perfect, not being able to get anywhere even if we'd had somewhere we needed to be.  Fishing unsuccessfully, catching a random crab, thinking, looking, talking and just breathing.  We had all the luck.

Before we knew it, the tide rolled back in and we rolled back out of the creek.


Sources
Kid-sized cast net - Hadrell's Point
Kid's trucker hat - oldie but goodie from Field and Stream
Head buff - this one was a freebie from this year's i5k bag, but we have a few of these too
Hatley trunks and rashguard - Amazon
Kid's fishing net - Sewee Outpost

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