Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Fort Patrick Henry Lake

Warriors’ Path State Park
Last week, Doug and I tried a day of fishing close to home. We took an 8 minute drive (from my house) over to Warrior’s Path State Park, where we launched my pontoon boat into the cool waters of Fort Patrick Henry Lake. We had a good day of fishing but a poor day of catching: we caught one brown trout, and released two fish back into the lake waters. How could we release 2, if we had only caught 1? We helped a boater in distress, and he gave us a fish that was in his live well.

Here’s a few pictures:

We saw one canoe on the lake waters. The fall colors are later this year.
This is the bridge on Fall Creek Road viewed from the lake.
This in the interstate 81 bridge at mile marker 59-60.
This a picture through the floodgates of the Fort Patrick Henry Dam looking toward Hammond Bridge on highway 36. 
The fish above is the brown trout we caught. To the right, my friend, Doug, holds the 5 largemouth pound bass that was given to us. We release both back into the lake.

Some Links, if you’re interested:

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You see signs advertising ‘Happy Hour. I’m not sure exactly what they’re selling, but for me I've reached the age where happy hour is a nap.

Quote of the Day
Butterflies are self propelled flowers.
~R.H. Heinlein

Joke of the Day

The old Sioux chief sat in his reservation hut, smoking the ceremonial pipe, eyeing the two US government officials sent to interview him.

"Chief Two Eagles," one official began, "you have observed the white man for many generations, you have seen his wars and his products, you have seen all his progress, and all his problems."

The chief nodded. The official continued, "Considering recent events, in your opinion, where has the white man gone wrong?"

The chief stared at the government officials and continued smoking his pipe for over a minute, and then calmly replied: "When white man found this land, Indians were running it. No taxes. No debt. No house payments. No Daycare. Plenty buffalo. Women did all the cooking. Medicine man free. Indian men hunted and fished all the time."

The chief smiled, and added quietly, "White man dumb enough to think he could improve a system like that.

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