Sunday, June 2, 2013
Where The Fishes Live
On the busy,brightly coloured park that is jam packed with families making the most of a sunny day is a path that leads down to the river and if you look carefully in the fence surrounding the river is a gap....
If you squeeze through the gap ( yep as old as Iam I can still squeeze through gaps as if I were seven) you enter the place where the fishes live.
It's quite a adventure down there!The water gushes past and there is not much room between the edge of the wall and that fast flowing water but you need to carry on walking
When you get to this wall you carefully plonk yourself down and sit and wait for fishes!
If you stay still enough the fish will come!
How do I know this....?
Because when I was a little girl this is where I used to fish.
Hours spent next to this patch of water,watching and waiting for fish.They were sticklebacks,tiny darting fish that had sharp spines that stuck into your hands when you tried to scoop them up.You knew that you may get spiked but the gain of catching a fish was always worth the pain of the spikes!
I can remember carrying the fish back home in a bucket and my dad telling me off
"They will never live out of the river" he would say
And he was right,they never did.
And try as I might I could never keep those sticklebacks alive for more than a day or so.
Not often I go to that park now but what a treat for me when I took Chips and we went adventuring to the place where the fishes live.