Sometimes it’s all a matter of perspective. For instance: leisure fishing. Boat, gear, weather, time of day, currents – all perfect. The only thing that’s missing: fishhooks presenting reasonable-sized fish. Cod, haddock, common dab: No need to talk about the few beauties that ended up in our freezers, pans and ovens a few days ago. Our catch: Hardly worth mentioning, by local standards. And yet, we had a great time.
Remember? Sometimes a change of perspective is all it takes to save the situation. Like: Why concentrate on trivia (size and quantity of fish caught) when something way more interesting is happening? Restless seabirds surrounding our boat, names havhestur and likka, a flock of greedy, noisy and quarrelsome northern fulmars and lesser black-backed gulls, eager for fish remains and some good advanced seabird training. It took some time, but in the end it worked. Picture above: That's what the act is supposed to look like. All seabirds in the right place, center stage hog about to perform a textbook nose dive. In all honesty. With show birds like this, who needs bigger fish?