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After living in the United States for 15 years, I came back to my hometown Matsue, a small city in the western part of Japan, in November 2014. I imposed a simple rule on myself. Use only American saltwater lures for at least one year and report what they catch...... When a year had passed since then, I decided not to lift this ridiculous restriction. I am still using only American lures.(2014年11月、15年間のアメリカ生活を終え、島根県松江市に帰郷した私は、自分自身に一つのルールを課しました。少なくとも1年間、アメリカのソルトルアーだけを使い、釣果を報告すること......。そして1年が経過した時、私は、この馬鹿馬鹿しい制約を解除しないことに決めました。今もまだ、アメリカのルアーだけを使っているのです。)

Mar 11, 2018

(No. 350) Unexpected Encounter at Ikesu in Etomo (恵曇の生須にて思いがけない出会い)

As I implied in my previous post, I left Senjojiki in Mitsu without climbing down to it this morning. However, the sarashi (white churning water) on my mind became more and more appealing as time went by. So I returned to the spot this late afternoon. Unfortunately the parking space was already occupied. I had to find another fishing spot as soon as possible because it’s getting dark. After visiting a few occupied parking spaces, it occurred to me to go to Ikesu in Etomo. Sure enough I found the parking space vacant. However, the swell toward Ikesu was a bit too strong for me to cast lures comfortably. I made just several casts and gave up fishing.
After peeling off a slight patch of nori (delicious seaweed) adhering to the rock and tasting it, I decided to return to the parking space. To my surprise, there was a lady standing on the narrow path on the edge of precipice. She was taking pictures of the setting sun. I was a bit scared of the sight. Although I was on the same path, I felt the path under her might collapse at any moment. So I gave her some caution about walking along the mountain path and led her to where she could get a better view of Ikesu. She said that she had found my car at the parking space while looking for a better spot to take pictures and had tracked down the narrow mountain path to the shore through the woods. I was amazed. How brave she was!


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