After an afternoon of fishing, the dog is first ashore.
There is something comfortable about seeing a dog in a boat along for a fishing trip. I thought of this scene as a practice run for the canine in preparation for duck-hunting season. I could imagine his leaping from the boat to chase after a downed duck and gingerly bringing it back to his master. These activities have been strong traditions on the Outer Banks for ages.
This photograph was taken on the soundside near Cape Lookout. The area was once hunting grounds for ducks, geese, and fish when they were plentiful and part of a sport enjoyed by poor and rich alike. But scenes like this are still common as customs have been passed from generation to generation.
Dog is First Ashore
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