Saturday, May 19, 2007

Life's a beach (2)

We are now on the historic Naples Pier - a favorite location of fishermen. It features a concession stand and bait shop, and fishing from the pier does not require a fishing license. The place is teeming with colorful characters...

For some reason, "The Old Man and the Sea" by Hemingway comes to mind:
"Fish, I love you and respect you very much. But I will kill you dead before this day ends".

22 comments:

Kate said...

There's lots going on in this photo: little duckies in the water, fishing, sailboat, and fisherman. That guy not only has a great tan but looks like he's in great shape, too.

RamblingRound said...

Life is pretty casual on the Naples Pier!

Carol E. said...

requires no fishing license and very little clothing..

Michael said...

Wow! Now that brings back memories for me! As a kid on the east coast, we used to drive over to Naples and Sanibel to go fishing and shelling (after hurricanes) as a kid. One of the few memories I have of my dad is fishing off the Naples Pier. I can confirm that he didn't look like this guy, but was just as dedicated to reeling them in!

Linda said...

Now that's a tan. My husband gets really brown like that while I remain a pasty white with no abs to speak of.

Jilly said...

You are making Naples more and more inviting. No, not the tanned gentleman but that pier, the sea, the little boats. The naturalness of it all.

Left a response for you on Menton DP.

Martel said...

Beautiful reference. In Martel, we have a panel (with much humour): “Sea with 300km” (but we have the Dordogne).

My blog photographs one Martel

angela said...

Nicely approriate quotation:)
Naples looks like Paradise...
Angela

Peter said...

Not for the fishing (I never did), but the pier looks inviting.

So you were not laying on the beach the whole day?

Is the blue natural or did you cheat us with some picture corrections?

isabella said...

Ramblinground - I told you we were casual here ;-)
Michael - what fun memories! We too go shelling on Sanibel after hurricanes!
Peter - no editing/enhancing whatsover! What you see is what you get ;-)

Abraham Lincoln said...

Actually, my first reaction was to think that this man has no mirrors.

Abraham Lincoln

Frank said...

I like the sails off in the distance. On the other hand it isn't in me to stand there and fish on such a beautiful day.

Ex-Shammickite said...

I wonder what kind of fish are caught while fishing off the Naples Pier? I don't think I could ever be dedicated anough to throw my hook all day, but of course it would be exciting if I ever actually caught anything. I think I'd rather spend the day sitting on the sand sipping a cold one under a beach umbrella.

Beetle said...

another lovely sea colors,that is GREat no need fishing license.I'm a lover of seafood

Daniel Hasson said...

Hey Isabella,

Thanks for the wedding blessing.
See you soon.
D

alice said...

I hope he will not catch a swordfish!

Nikon said...

The guy with the tan has Spencer Tracey's hair :) Hem would approve.
I love that color - amazing.

Ming_the_Merciless said...

Nice tan on the guy. And...errr...nice speedo???

I love the colors in the photo. The blue water and sky look gorgeous. Would love to go for a swim and then get a nice leisurely lunch on the boats.

isabella said...

Ex - from what I understand, the most popular fish is Tarpon, Snook, Redfish and Grouper. I am sooo with you about that umbrella thing ;-)

Nikon - I'm glad you approve ;-)

Ming - is that a Speedo? I did not want to look too closely...

Moi said...

isnt old man and sea simply beautiful??? and the man and his tan seems to have generated quite some interest, eh!! :)
love the blues of the ocean here ...

Nathalie said...

Colourful characters indeed!
Great shot!

wheepony said...

I'm so homesick!!!!!!!!! As a child of the everglades and a native of florida, I would also like to see some photo's of Everglades City, especially the school. Perhaps a shot of Chokoloskee bridge where I was caught during a school day fishing by my teachers (playing hooky). I have also spent many enjoyable days fishing, swimming and laying in the sun at the Naples pier. A wonderful old part of south Florida. I guess now I need a sugar daddy to move me back to the land of sun.