Archive for February, 2010
A little while ago an acquaintance of mine told me about a fishing technique using an otter. This is not the furry thing that is apt to get itself cuddled by Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers in sickly films: this is a method of poaching trout. An otter is a wooden board, weighted to float on its edge in the water. A line is attached to one side in such a position that, when the otter is towed through the water, it angles away from the shore and out into the lake/loch.
My family and I have recently returned from a fantastic trip to a Winter Wonderland of snow, ice and frozen lakes, better known as Jämtland in Sweden.
We flew from Heathrow airport, London, UK and landed at Arlanda airport, Stockholm, Sweden. After spending a night in a very nice hotel not far from the airport. Early the next morning we caught ‘The Ice Train’ at the train station housed in the same buildings as the airport itself. The Ice Train took us through some breathtaking scenery as we travelled up through Sweden. It’s final destination was Ostersund but, we disembarked just before at a small station in Bräcke.