Wood chopping and fishing a very low Drava, making the most out of very short daylight hours! Christ it will soon be the shortest day and Christmas – what happened to the summer? Hard to believe that it hasn’t snowed yet, I’m sure it would have done so had there been any moisture around. So I’m living on borrowed time, chopping as much wood as I can for the winter and (hopefully) next summer as well!
I made the decision, this year, to not live under bridges on a diet of raw apples and roadside blackberries, but instead to have a couple of months of hard work, designing tackle, so that I can get rich quick and return to sunnier climes a prince, or duke or a king maybe. In the meantime I’ve finally finished Latohegy, all apart from the water heating system which involves soldering copper, a task which is, of course, completely impossible. When I say “finished” I am referring only to the inside, and to the inside of the cabin at that. I’m not referring to the cellar, the outside bath, the pizza oven and seating area, the outdoor flytying room, the ten miles of fence, the vineyards, the three lakes (one of which is for casting, the other two containing large black bass), the mermaid statue water fountains, the house I’m actually going to live in or any of the other things that will prevent me fishing or fucking 24hrs/day.
But even so, it’s comes as both relief and surprise to have finished something that I started, and since I can’t recall ever being in this position before, I went fishing…
A couple of non-fishing shots from last week. Back in the groove this week.
Been very busy here. My sister joined me for three weeks!
This week’s photos….
Today’s afternoon float yeilded four Asp, including a nice one for Peter. Floating this river is great fun and we’re starting to think that Asp may not be as imaginary as they once were… (phew)
Weekend in Hungary! (with a week in the UK as well)
Been a busy week, mostly clearing the hillside for grapes and the bottom section for a pond (next year). Peter pretty much single-handedly built the steps while Attila and I cleared the trees. Thanks Peter! Now the weather’s turned hopefully we’ll be able to start pinging some fish!
This week has been a week of chores, hot dates and imaginary asping. Here are some shots from my phone… Autumn is beautiful here.
Every sauna needs heating and my cabin (from now on known as “The Sauna”) is no exception. And what a stove! The top lifts so you can burn really big bits of wood – useful for long nights, and of course it’s flat for cooking a Sexyloops Manfeast of potatoes. The goldfish is inspiration itself and even if Latohegy burns to the ground, the stove will live (and I can install it in the cellar).
My only problem is that all my wood is at the bottom of the hill. I’m going to build some funky wall when I get the chance.