The men from the English Ministry headed off to the Rockport area again for another retreat. While the fishing for the faithful fishermen of the group was disappointing, it was nonetheless an enjoyable time of fellowship and reflection.
The house we stayed in.
Sunset on the first night..
The faithful waiting for the fish to bite.
Sunset on the first night.
Evening sets over the piers along the coast.
Heading back to our rental house.
And the faithful continue to wait.
Some of the delicious ribeye steaks Steve grilled.
Oh so close, but no keeper here either!
On into the night the faithful tried their luck.
Steve on the first night tries his luck.
The moon keeping us company.
Pastor Jason getting comfortable during his quest.
Bob waiting patiently.
Bob’s vigil for the elusive catch.
The pier still lighted well into the night.
An evening view down the pier.
Dawn on Monday; winds were higher.
Morning breaks over the waters.
Morning arising over the house.
The backyard of the house.
Great decks on the house.
Pastor Jason and Steve waiting for the bites to begin.
Lones keeping the pole company waiting for the fish.
Pastor Jason with a hopeful whopper on the line.
With the water rougher in the morning, fishing became harder.
Steve and his soon to be released catch.
Pastor Jason and Lones hoping for the first real catch.
A rare sighting of the camera shy Brother Nick!
No fish to eat, so David prepares some bacon for breakfast.
Pastor Jason working on the scrambled eggs.
James taking a break to do some reading.
David getting the bacon ready.
Breakfast is served!
David’s try at landing a keeper.
Lones and the pole continue to wait patiently.
Choppier water and high winds made fishing hard.
And the fishermen continued their quest.
Steve labors on while Pastor Jason sits.
Beautiful view off the deck.
The closest anyone came to a keeper!
Even Steve took a break to catch some winks!
Bob highly engrossed in a movie clip.
Steve and David grilling up the burgers.
Across the street at what is known as Salt Lake.
Choppy water as the day begins to fade.
Pastor Jason tries his luck across the street.
Geese heading south for the winter.
Another flock of geese on the move.
Bob’s patient vigil for the first keeper.
The three stalwarts continue their quest.
Patiently waiting, Pastor Jason sits and waits.
And still they labor on.
Pastor Jason resting his eyes during th football game.
Tuesday morning still saw rough water.
Despite the wind, they kept trying!
Pastor Jason still hopeful for the first keeper.
A seagull keeping us company.
What appears to be an egret watching what we’re doing.