Good morning Robert,
I just rested, it's 10 o'clock in the morning. While I'm writing this, you're probably still sleeping. What time is it at your place?
What you write is very interesting. It's a small miracle that it's so easy and fast to talk to people who live far, far, away. If you use the internet properly, it can be very enjoyable.
So you live on an island in the north Pacific? For me that would be a paradise. There I could fish to my heart's content and every day. I have three hobbies, carving, fishing and fishing rods build.
I've been fishing for over 50 years now. In the Rhine (one of the largest rivers in Europe) and in the Moselle, a tributary of the Rhine. My great-grandfather and her sons were professional fishermen.
I have not carved that long, often I can not decide what to do, should I go fishing and build a fishing rod, or rather carve it. Most of the time I carve in winter when it's too cold to fish. Then I sit in my warm room under the roof.
In the photo you can see what I've carved so far. I also gave away a lot and therefore can not show it. At the moment I am working on a big dragon, when he is finished he should get a place in front of our house.