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Thursday Morning

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Thursday Morning, Feb.9
The official search has been called off, but there is a small Coast Guard vessel on the water in addition to lobster boats. They are hauling in the lost fisherman’s traps. The hope is that they can narrow his position down by finding what traps he still had to haul and working backwards from that point. I can only imagine how those fishermen must feel as they pull up their lost friends gear. There is really very little hope now. Today it is -10 degrees Celsius outside and the water temperature would be around 3 degrees Celsius.
It is a somber site. I can see the fishermen on their boats through my telescope, standing side by side looking in the empty water. Their nets drag over the side in the hope that they might, well…no need to explain.

  1. Blogger fb said:

    I had hoped to read something positive about this today...but if he loved his job then he was doing his job at the time and that's a good thing.

    Does that sound insensitive?

  1. Blogger Stephanie said:

    It amazes me that I can feel so sad for a stranger. I can't imagine what it might be like to watch this from where you are, or from where the fisherman are on the boats, or as friends or family. :(

  1. Anonymous Anonymous said:

    fb - I don't think it is insensitive, I can only hope that when my time comes, it is quick and doing something I love.

    Fishing can be a dangerous job, I hope there is a recover for the families closuer as I am sure their hearts are heavy

  1. Blogger Steve House said:

    That is a terrible image. Im thousands of miles away and felt moved

  1. Blogger Foxy said:

    very sad- makes me think about death, and how we can't predict when our own time will come..or how..or why. wouldn't it be nice to just go peacefully in our sleep? some of us have this unfortunate destiny...

  1. Blogger Eric said:

    I haven't been here for a bit, and just found out about this.

    Really don't know what to say. Such a tragedy.

  1. Blogger JM said:

    I'll keep saying my prayers.

  1. Blogger x said:

    i'm sorry for his family, his colleagues.
    sometimes people expose themselves to danger to just do their job and i don't know what this feels like, certainly not, typing this from the comfort of my home.
    Many hugs and let's still hope a bit.

  1. Blogger blackcrag said:

    It's certainly a tragedy for his family and his community certainly. With the water temperatures being what they are, the only way he survived this long is if he somehow made it to shore. But, he'd be found by now, wouldn't he?

    I'm saddened by this, but I'm with fb. He had to be aware he worked a risky job. It's a risk they all take. Tonight, the Old Man in the Sea lays another place at the table.

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    And I had so hoped to have been able to relay good news. I am sorry to be posting bad news day after day. You are not insensitive at all. I think we must think this way. He was doing what he loved.

    It's a sad day and even though everyone knows there is no longer any hope, no one (including the media) has used the "d" word yet.

    The poor family. They all live nearby. He was only 40 years old. And his brother died the same way in 1995.

    Again,I am sorry to tell bad news. I will be chipper again.
    Compassion is a wonderful thing, mate.

    I can only pray it was quick and painless. Perhaps he was unconscious and never even knew. We should all live our lives to the fullest; tell everyone each day how much we love them and make sure we make every moment count.
    Give your cherub a hug. xoxo

    Unfortunate tragedy. Yes.

    Thank You.

    There are no boats on the water. I imagine they would still be there if they still had some hope. Any hope. I stare out my window differently today.

    Yes, I agree with you.
    Let's hope and pray there will never be another in these waters who suffer the same fate. I feel a poem coming on...

  1. Blogger Mise en Place said:

    Gosh, that is just plain sad. What a dark day for those men.

  1. Blogger Michelle said:

    Wise words from fb, i have to agree, as sad as it is, at least he was doing something he loved to do.Hope is not lost, miracles occur all the time :)

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    A dark day indeed.

    I agree with fb as well. So now a miracle...

  1. Blogger Heidi said:

    Prayers go out to this man and his family..Just maybe a small miracle can happen.

  1. Blogger Anhoni Patel said:

    I wish I could comment on this more but I didn't know anything about this. What happened?

  1. Blogger sjobs said:

    It is such a sad thing. Thanks for keeping us posted.

    My prayers go out to him and his family...


  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    No one is looking for him any more. I expect that they will be using the "d" word by tomorrow, unfortunately...

    A local fisherman has been lost at sea, and I have been witnessing the rescue efforst out my living room window. If you read my posts from yesterday and the day before, it provides the entire context...

    I know that if I were reading someone else's blog about this, I would want updates. I think this is the end of the line. Thanks for your concern.

  1. Anonymous Anonymous said:

    I can't even imagine viewing that.

  1. Blogger Skye said:

    Oh, this is sad, I wish I could express how I feel but I'm at a loss for words. praying for the family in their time of loss.

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    It is just the empty ocean now, but one stil knows...

    There are no words, I know.

  1. Anonymous Anonymous said:

    Just a really sad story and I guess I was always hoping for a happy ending. My prayers are with his family and friends. It is a blessing to have our loved ones with us healthy and safe each day.


  1. Blogger Steve House said:

    I like to think there is always hope. As you may know I like superheroes and a line from Spiderman is "heroes inspire us to hold on for just one more minute"

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Yes, it makes us appreciate our close ones even more.

    If only there were real life superheroes...

  1. Blogger Dr. Deb said:

    So sad----------

  1. Blogger Jase said:


    Empathy is beautiful.

  1. Blogger for_the_lonely said:

    Oh how terrible.....my prayers are with all of them and their families.

    I hope that you have a good weekend.


  1. Anonymous Anonymous said:

    Where did you find it? Interesting read » » »

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