Hooked on Exercise
I love to take my daily run out to Fort Phoenix. It’s an opportunity I cherish in this time of lockdown. Some days are busier than others. When I get out to the dead end on the hurricane barrier I often pause to take in the views. There’s always something of interest: birds, boats, dogs, cyclists, families with children.
It’s a great place to be.
I also enjoy watching the increasing numbers of folks casting off or reeling in their lines at the base of the barrier as the weather warms up.
On May 26th I paused as usual to take in the beauty and fresh air. I looked down for a moment and to my shock there was a discarded fish hook and another and another! I carefully picked up four discarded hooks and threw them in the trash by the car park.
So I guess this is a warning of sorts. Please be super careful when you’re walking your dog, running, riding your bike or letting your child walk around out there. It could be very dangerous. It saddens and angers me that some angler(s) think it’s OK to drop fish hooks like litter in a place that they know is well used by all members of the public and their dogs.
Keep your eyes peeled and stay hooked on exercise, if you know what I mean!
Scott Anderson, Fairhaven
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