TRAVEL-COOK, both foodies, Disability Management Specialist Mary Sherwood Sevinsky and Husband, Jim Shiber, an orientation and mobility instructor, love to travel, cook, and eat! Most often, the food we make is much better than that we get in restaurants, so we often have to get creative when traveling, especially in rural areas!
Out for another beautiful day of fishing on the Delaware bay! As always, I was hopeful there would be fish for dinner, but had a back up plan just in case!
We headed out to drift by the outer wall and caught a couple of nice Kingfish! I put them on a stringer and we continued to drift for a while. The bites slowed to non existent, so we headed for the inner wall.
I put the stringer of fish back out and tied them kind of loosely to the cleat since there was such a length of it (it is really for the pier so it is 20 feet long!).
There was a tense moment when ferry's were both coming and going on either side of us. Other than few if any more bites, it was a great day - perfect weather really.
Then I heard Jim shout and I lurched for the stringer that was rapidly pulling away from the boat I missed it and broke one of the guides on my rod (not the new Penn, thankfully!). I felt sick.
"I'm going to cry." I said, "I'm going to throw up!" I was so upset I couldn't breath for a moment. Finally we just started fishing again - in silence. I got a bite! I started reeling it in.
I actually saw the second Kingfish we caught earlier slip off the stringer I had just caught with my line and realized the first fish was really just a head now.
Probably not a good idea to have a stringer of fish hanging in the water outside the boat in shark -infested waters.
Well, the bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwiches were pretty good, actually!