Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Kiss a Fish?

Here in Tarpon Springs, FL fishermen and spongers line the marina. This town is mostly Greek and they have an area, called the Sponge Docks. Very touristy and fun to visit.

A friend and I saw this boat, which had just pulled in from days of deep water fishing. The boat docked behind a fish market and this man was unloading their catch. He throws the frozen fish down that chute you see on the right. I assume it shoots straight down to the inside of the market. Cool, huh?

This fisherman continued working while we stood and watched, I guess not wanting to waste time and get on home.

But his guy! We must've looked liked tourists with our cameras and he took a few minutes and played the ham. Did make for a good picture though and made us laugh.

"Here is a simple rule of thumb for behavior: Ask yourself what you want people to do for you; then grab the initiative and do it for them!" Luke 6:31 (MS)

Father may I stop in my schedule long enough to brighten a day or give a laugh or two. But Lord, don't make me kiss a fish!



Kathy C. said...

Haven't been there. What is it near?

Wendy Paine Miller said...


I might kiss a salmon. Yum!

And I also love to laugh.
~ Wendy

Hilary said...

I've seen many a fish get a kiss before it's released. I've been offered the chance to kiss one also. I declined.

Cassandra Frear said...

It does make a funny picture. Reminds me (for some reason) of the Pike Place Market in Seattle where the merchants throw the fish back and forth before wrapping them in paper for customers. It's really funny to watch.

Jean Wise said...

He must love his job or certainly knows how to make a messy job funny. Good lesson

Karen said...

Kathy, it's just above Clearwater in the Tampa Bay area.

Wendy-a "live one?" :P

Oh, Hilary, you are smart. No telling where those fish lips have been!

Cassandra, I've seen them do that on TV.

Jeanie, I believe he was just funnin'. :)

Tracey said...

What a great blog. Glad I stumbled across it.
Enjoyed the fish story. :)

Karen said...

Tracey, thanks so much for stopping by. Do you have a "follower tab" on your blog?

Johnnie said...

As the "friend!" -- I love this post. We had so much fun. Thanks for sharing the pictures and for the post.