I do miss the days of fishing for eels but spring brings new experiences and memories. That in itself should help us to realize or remember, nothing stays the same. Sometimes we might not want change, like me, I didn’t want to stop fishing for eels.
As happens though, changes happened in my life that were unforeseen. In addition, the eels stopped potting. Even though I still miss those days, I could never go back. because things have changed so much on the river in Narragansett. I practically had the river to myself, which was glorious! Now so many people have discovered it that it’s actually crowded! Things that used to be are also gone like, the bridge that the passing road used was rebuilt. This meant a house on the river owned by an older gentleman I had never met was lost. This man owned cows who would wade out into the eelgrass. As I went by in my boat, they would all look up simultaneously and together watch me go by. I got the biggest kick out of that! The last staple to go was the infamous shack that was on a little island within the river.