04 June 2008

"Things are more like they are now than they have ever been."

I was reminded of the Dwight Eisenhower quote above when comparing the photos of our surf fisherman taken on Monday with images of Yurok fishermen taken 80 years ago.

June 2008, 1/4 mile south of Redwood Creek:


1928, possibly at Luffenholtz Beach:


June 2008, near the mouth of Redwood Creek:


1928, 1/4 mile north of Redwood Creek:

(This Thomas T Waterman photo is borrowed from the Online Archive of California.)

2 comments:

Kym said...

Here is another pic of surf fishermen I have on my blog. I spent a good part of my childhood standing on the beach hopping around keeping warm waiting for the fish to run.
http://kymk.wordpress.com/2007/10/25/the-smell-of-smelt/

Bob Flame, Ranger said...

That's a wonderful story, Kym, a wonderful memory. It's good to know that no matter how fast and electronic and high-tech our world gets, sometimes the best way to get breakfast is to slide a net on to two pieces of wood and dip it into the ocean just as folks have for hundreds of years.