Fishing with Dad

Fishing with Dad

‘Fancy some fish?’, dad asked me yesterday evening just as I came back from the beach. If there’s one thing I cannot say ‘no’ to, that’s spending time by the seaside so it wasn’t a tough decision to make.

Twenty minutes later, with a car boot filled with all the necessary equipment (for an amateur fisherman, I must admit dad did well), we headed towards Petriti, a nearby sea village that was recommended by dad’s Corfiot friends.We chose a spot by the marina where the sea opens to the Ionian Pelagus.

I laid a straw blanket by the boats and quickly scanned the area for fish while dad got all the equipment ready.

The waters were calm and crystal clear, I could see the sea bottom and sparkling fish sliding through the waters.

Dad used the best bait he could get and soon enough we had our first catch, a small seabream!

The more time went by, the more people started pilling up the marina, some to enjoy the views and others, just like us, in search of something enjoyable to spend their time and put on the dinner table.

One of them, was Spyros, a guy of similar age to my dad who was married to a lady from Birmingham for the past 25 years. He told us all about how he met his wife, raising two bilingual children and having his in-laws on the other side of Europe. He had plenty of stories to share and we were all ears.

When the sun got a bit lower, I let the men do their job whilst I took a long walk by the coastline only to be stopped by a kind gentleman who had just parked his catamaran and was in need of directions to go in town.

Funny how when in Greece, people become more extroverts and talk to each other without any hesitation. A retired American Professor of Pediatrics who has been sailing the Mediterranean countries, all the way from Spain to Cyprus, for the past three years and was eager to ask about Corfu Old Town and, most importantly, the reason behind my insistence to capture the crushing waves.

It turns out, this wasn’t his first time in Greece, but he likes talking to the locals anywhere he goes as this is the only way he gets a better understanding of the culture. A photography lover too, we spend quite some time discussing about exposure and aperture until dad came to say ‘hi’ and introduce himself.

And just when I thought no one else will come, two chartered yachts with 6 German men each approached the marina, threw their ropes (that a Greek guy quickly tied up the ground), and came down with cans of beers saying ‘kalispera’ (good evening) that appeared to be the only Greek word they knew.

Dad and he’s newly acquired friends were pleased to have me discussing with our mixed, international company (all about Brexit, life in Corfu and today’s catch) while they focused on the important job of filling their baskets.

It was going well.

That well that we completely lost track of time and only realised it was almost 8pm when the sun started hiding behind the sea…

We rushed back home with a few hours left to get ready for church and a kilo of fresh fish in dad’s basket.

Not bad for a couple of hours work, right?

Happy Sunday everyone!

Anastasia

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Anastasia is a Greek in Scotland via England! She’s passionate about life in Aberdeen, exploring new places and petting dogs. When not working she runs Natbee’s and enjoys countryside walks with her puppy Cruz.

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9 Comments

  1. April 29, 2019 / 8:22 am

    How prettyy❣

  2. Helen M
    May 13, 2019 / 10:24 am

    May I just say that the pictures of the fish getting out of the water are just stunning! WOW!

  3. Katerina
    May 13, 2019 / 10:30 am

    These pictures are just amazing! I cannot believe you managed to capture the fish getting out of the water!!!

    • Anastasia
      Author
      May 13, 2019 / 10:42 am

      Thank you Katerina 🙂

  4. Joelle
    May 13, 2019 / 10:31 am

    So jealous of your travels right now! Seems like such a gorgeous place to be!

    • Anastasia
      Author
      May 13, 2019 / 10:41 am

      It most certainly is, thank you Joelle!

  5. May 13, 2019 / 10:35 am

    It looks like you had so much fun! Love reading your daily posts from Corfu please keep them coming!

    • Anastasia
      Author
      May 13, 2019 / 10:39 am

      Thank you! I most certainly will 🙂

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