Sunday, August 14, 2005

Sea Bass

The sea beneath the Forts is reputedly a nursery for sea bass and the bottom floor of this tower has a small circular hole through which they can be observed in quite large numbers just below the water surface and ocassionally as they leap up out of it. If food does get in short supply, I will have to try and fish for one or two. I have a line that can be dangled over the side, or indeed through the hole in the floor - ice fishing style. Personnel on the forts used to fish to provide variety in their diet too, but also to counter the dull routine of service here.