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Thread #93385   Message #1796795
Posted By: *daylia*
30-Jul-06 - 08:53 AM
Thread Name: BS: Women In The Outdoors
Subject: RE: BS: Women In The Outdoors
I don't get to do any of those things as often as I'd like Michelle - except walking, hiking, swimming, biking, skiing, tobogganing, gardening, stargazing, birdwatching and camping. But I have friends and family members nearby who own canoes, snowmobiles, boats, water skiis etc - so I do get to indulge occasionally (and seasonally).   :-) And rock climbing, hot air ballooning and whitewater rafting are very special treats - unfortunately, I've only done them once or twice.

I just turned down an opportunity to go boating today though, because they will be fishing on Lake Ontario all day. I've never elected to go fishing myself -- too much boredom for too little gain! imo -- but I don't mind it if you're going to eat what you catch. However, my friend are well aware of the fact that you can't eat the fish out of Lake Ontario these days. Too polluted. So they just hook 'em and throw 'em back.

And I say -- why?!? Leave the poor things alone, you suckers! How would you like to get hooked through the face for someone else's entertainment? And don't feed me the ole 'it doesn't hurt them' line -- sure, sure -- it must tickle to get a hook through your lip and out your cheek or through your eyeball then, or what?!?

Sorry guys, that's just NOT my idea of a 'sport'. But to each their own ...