10 comments on “THREE SCORE AND TEN

  1. I fumble for the right words to recognize what is one of the most beautiful pieces of angling writing I’ve ever read.

    The rhythm of this piece is the perfect counterpoint to its content. This didn’t take you a few minutes to write.

    These themes make me sentimental beyond reason.

    Here’s hoping that the hills get no steeper for you, the air up there no more rarified and that the creak of your joints doesn’t drown out the conversation.

    Thank you Peter for putting into words and images something that the rest of us cannot ourselves express.

    • Coming from you Andrew that I s a huge compliment as a fan of your writing and knowing how good it is. – Thank you. It’s been in the pipeline for awhile. I wasn’t even sure whether I should post it, but then a non fishing friend we spent the evening with on Saturday night, for his birthday, died on Monday of a massive heart attack. I was agin immediately struck by how fragile life is and the need to make the most of the time we have. Like a candle it can be snuffed out in a second. Thank you again for your kind words.

      • Thanks Andrew, these things happen. Another book? It’s like asking a runner just finished the Comrades marathon if he is running again next year. You are likely to get a NO! ….. ask me in a couple of years 🤔

  2. Dear Peter,

    Happy, happy on your three score and ten, enjoy the balance, it’s a walk in the proverbial park !

    Lucky you to have such wonderful photographs from your youth.

    Thank you for your excellent newsletter “Call of the Stream”

    Happy days and keep taking the pills,


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  3. Congrats Pete. Thanks for sharing. It’s funny how time slips away while the mysteries that surround us keep us searching. As the man said “the answer my friend is blowin in the wind”. Cheers.

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