Friday, June 17, 2011

My Love Affair with the New River

She is my mistress , cruel and unforgiving at her best , yet seductive and sensual as the sounds from her shoals whisper gently into my ear of fish and fond memories. I will always love her , this river. She rocked me gently as I learned to set trot lines on a small boat with my dad as a child. She welcomed me with a lover's embrace as I nervously learned to wade in her shallows as a teen. She did not reject me when we held bachelor parties on her banks in our twenties , giddy with excitement and drinking to excess to numb the pains of growing older. And still , she calls out to me in her sultry voice , begging me to continue our tryst. It is time for me to return to my lost love , to surrender to her affections and lose myself in the sound of her silken voice as it trails off to points unknown. I am going home.
Sandstone Falls near Hinton , WV

If all goes as planned I'll be taking a short break from blogging and heading to some of my favorite water next week. I need to fish , to sleep in a tent and cook on a camp fire. In the fast paced world we live in , it's nice to know that some things never change. The New River is one of those things and I hope I'll be able to get some decent photos and video to share here on the blog. Maybe a few pics of the THIRTY inch Walleyes I heard about last night during the conversation that started this adventure too.


Have a great weekend!

5 comments:

  1. Neat story, you're right, it is one great river, many fond memories for lots of folks...

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  2. Looking forward to your posts and pictures from your trip.

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  3. Toss your technology out the window on your way there and tell us about it when you get back. We can wait. Nice sirens song.

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  4. Lee and Mel , as always thanks for stopping by I hope I'll have some video to share when I return.

    Ken G. Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to follow and leave a comment. I am throwing most of my technology out the window for this trip , but I do want to film at least a little so I can share a beautiful stretch of the river with some of my blogging friends. Thanks for the kind words too , I was trying to write a siren's song of sorts - without actually putting that phrase in there.

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  5. Something tells me you either attended WVU or Va Tech.....I spent 5 years in Blacksburg and another 1.5 in Boone. Now my parents own property on a trib of the New, right on the VA/NC border.

    It's a special river.

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