Fishing Line and a Losing Lottery Ticket

Fishing line and a losing lottery ticket, St. Vaast, France

A still life from the Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue, France gallery I uploaded a few days ago. It’s a vertical image so please click on it to see it full and uncropped.

When walking by the scene I imagined a fisherman after a crappy day on the water, with an ironic smile of resignation, ripping the ticket with his large, dirty leathery hands and tossing the remains in a box of his pier neighbor’s lines.

Oysters and mussels are a major catch in St. Vaast, and in much of France’s Cotentin peninsula. Increased acidification of the world’s oceans caused by greenhouse emissions is affecting mussels’ ability to attach to surfaces, causing alarm among commercial shellfish farmers. This isn’t good news. More in Daily Climate.

Today’s Pic du Jour, the 240th (!!) straight, was snapped on 13 April 2012. Looking for a print? Try here.

 

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