Thread: I Lost A Nice One
02-05-2012, 07:46 AM #1
I Lost A Nice One
Yesterday I departed Rudee Inlet on my jet ski and ran about 20 miles South off of False Cape. I trolled for a couple hours in good fish marks but no bite. I later heard there was a striper and tuna bite a lot further out. I came back and fished around Cape Henry in lots of bait and a couple of whales. It was nice early on, then by noon the wind went SE and picked up to 15-20.
The Virginia Beach Polar Plunge was taking place at 1400 and I had some friends that were going to take a dip. I got off of the beach and took several pictures of groups of people making their plunge into the chilly Atlantic.
I made the mistake of getting caught in a big swell and got pushed too close into the breakers as I was snapping away. I almost took my own Polar Plunge (except I have a dry suit and survival suit on).
Unfortunately as I was engulfed by the wave, I lost my Nikon D-40 and a nice telephoto lens. I was really bummed to see it disappear into the frothy breaking waves as I turned to get away from shore. I have had it about 4 years and taken it out on the water hundreds of times and shot thousands of pictures with it. I guess a burial at sea was due and appropriate.
I did not catch anything today but I sure lost a nice one.
02-05-2012, 09:31 AM #2
If you don't mind, post up your next "catch" when you replace it.
02-06-2012, 05:56 AM #3
Thanks for the reply. I have a Nikon D-3100 that I bought last year, I preferred the D-40 so I have been using it mostly. I did lose my favorite lens that was on the D-40. It was a 70-300mm tele-macro lens, that enabled me to get some nice shots from a distance. I also lost an 18-55mm lens that was in my bag. I probably lost about $1300.00 in that brief moment. I can replace them for a lot less than that. For now I will get another tele-photo lens and use it on my D-3100. I will also try and get into the habit off putting the strap around my neck. Ha! Live and learn.
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