My dad, Bob Ritchie (of Dogtown Books) gave us a GMG Sticka for Christmas. We brought it along on our trip to SE Asia this month. Here are some photos, hope you like them! Here are Evelyn, Daniel and Edward with The Sticka in:
Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia
Phuket Butterfly Garden in Phuket Thailand (no Monarchs here!)
and on Gloucester Road in Hong Kong
Joey, I believe the Mystery Fish is a Shortspine Boarfish (Antigonia combatia); "body shape varies from ovate to roughly diamond-shaped. Head and body reddish pink above, becoming silvery below. 9 spines in first dorsal fin, 26-30 soft rays in 2nd dorsal fin; 23-28 soft rays in anal fin. Size: up to 5 in. Range: NJ and south to Brazil, at depth 400-2000 ft., generally on or near bottom on the deeper continental shelf and the upper slope, especially near ledges and rocky outcroppings." Source: C. Richard Robins, A Field Guide to Atlantic Coast Fishes of North America, Houghton Mifflin 1986. Available at Dogtown Book Shop (books, used and unusual) $8.00
Dogtown Book Shop
Bob’s email was in reference to this curious fish that Tony Gross brought up in his trap last week.
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Tony brought it down the dock for me to photograph and all our lobstermen passed it around the office (there was probably 500 years of lobstering experience in the office at the time) and not one of our lobstermen had caught one in their traps before. Tony caught this one just off of Lanesville. Rare indeed.
Available today at Dogtown Book shop
Bob Ritchie of Dogtown Book Shop at the Cedar Cafe in Corn Hill, New Brunswick, Canada.
Melinda left Gloucester yesterday to drive back cross country to Seattle making stops along the way with her Irish companion whose name escapes me (I get a pass on forgetting her name as she called me Bob a couple times).
Here she poses with a couple of her pieces made from actual sails. When speaking with Melinda she told me how helpful and supportive Freida Grotjahn from Again and Again had been during her stay as well as Bob Ritchie from Dogtown Book Store.