Martha’s Vineyard. “Rest Before The Frenzy”

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Martha’s Vineyard

Through Harold’s Lens.

Would you
like to learn salt water fly fishing?

Traveling to Martha’s Vineyard?
Contact the Martha’s Vineyard Rod & Gun Club

Every summer
The club’s Salt Water Fly Fishing School
Hosts a series of salt water fly fishing instructional clinics
By the club’s professional guides .

Club Members: $85.
Non-Members: $100.

Professional Guides
Sandra Demel: 508-693-6338
John Kollett: 508-759-1287.

Contact Sandra or John
For specific summer dates & times.

“Tight lines”

From Harold’s Photographic Series on Martha’s Vineyard: “Intimacy of Island Life”

“Weather Report”


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Martha’s Vineyard

Through Harold’s Lens:

Please start Martha’s Vineyard icon Carly Simon’s music first, as you are enjoying the image and lyric essay.
You will receive the full sensual experience of this story.

My old cracked weather radio
Squawked again with static.

“Winds 14
North by Northwest
Sky cloudy
Temperature dropping
42 by 10am.

Incoming tide
Cold day fishermen
Frenzies going on
Blues & Stripers biting
Tight lines”.

Rusty, my old Jeep
Rumbled through curves
Past Vineyard Haven Harbor
Lonely boats and masts
Rocking to the rhythm of the water.

Blue smoke
Trailing Rusty’s rear pipe
Oil again.
The hell with it.

Tackle box . Rattling
Stinky cooler live slimy eels. Secure
Rod . Snug in dirty rags
Reel . Oiled skin smooth
Line. New 20 lb test.

Another cold morning
With my best buddy Jim
On the water
In his rigged fishing boat.

Bloddy Marys at 9
Jokes, puns, laughs.

Cries echo over water
“Fish on”.

From Harold’s Photographic Series on Martha’s Vineyard: “Intimacy of Island Life”

“Wonderful Readership Award” Honors Through Harold’s Lens


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Martha’s Vineyard

Through Harold’s Lens:

Through Harold’s Lens is honored to have received the “Wonderful Team Member Readership Award” from

Many of you know this upbeat woman from London, UK as “Ute”. I have always called her “Miss Positive”.

Whatever is happening in the world, my life, the weather, you name it, I can always depend on “Miss Positive” to find the positive ray of light. Always with a sincere dose of passion.

Ute will Ballroom dance around your feelings and Tap Dance herself into your heart. If music swings your moods, turn to Ute. She’s always dining on healthy food, slipping into meditation, balancing her beautiful life, laughing, smiling, just living in that toasty, happy zone.

Need a touch of inspiration? As Ute says “Dream what you want to Dream; Go where you want to go”. Your first step is to take a peek at Ute blog “Ute smile”:, her Facebook page “Ute Lark”: or her other Facebook page “Lets be positive together”:

I always start my day by walking through the cool, soft sand and casting my lure towards “Miss Positive”. Sets my tone. Makes me a happy fisherman.

“First Mate”


Through Harold’s Lens:

Intense day at sea
Brilliant colors
Amalfi Coast.

Quaint fishing village

Weathered old bar
Foaming, frothy cold beer
Snuggled in palms.

Todays catch
Filleted, seasoned
Sizzling on grills.

Dropping & pulling net
Done for day.

Pier side
Saltwater lapped slips
Fishing rigs rocked in rhythm.

First Mate
Gnarled old hands

Looped, wrapped
Gripped shuttles.

Sheet bend knots
Double overhand knots.

Strengthened nets.

Another day
On the sea.