Early morning stroll along the Detroit River. #Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday – allow your photo(s) to tell the story.

About Linda Schaub

This is my first blog and I enjoy writing each and every post immensely. I started a walking regimen in 2011 and decided to create a blog as a means of memorializing the people, places and things I see on my daily walks. I have always enjoyed people watching, and so my blog is peppered with folks I meet, or reflections of characters I have known through the years. Often something piques my interest, or evokes a pleasant memory from my memory bank, so this becomes a “slice o’ life” blog post that day. I respect and appreciate nature and my interaction with Mother Nature’s gifts is also a common theme. Sometimes the most-ordinary items become fodder for points to ponder over and touch upon. My career has been in the legal field and I have been a legal secretary for four decades, primarily working in downtown Detroit, and now working from my home. I graduated from Wayne State University with a degree in print journalism in 1978, though I’ve never worked in that field. I like to think this blog is the writer in me finally emerging!! Walking and writing have met and shaken hands and the creative juices are flowing once again in Walkin’, Writin’, Wit & Whimsy – hope you think so too. - Linda Schaub
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32 Responses to Early morning stroll along the Detroit River. #Wordless Wednesday

  1. bekitschig says:

    That look terribly early 😉

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Hi Jeanine – Well it was about 7:15 when I got there and not long afterward, a big black cloud passed head. That is the top picture. Then the lights all came on along the boardwalk. So then I wondered if I should stay. I decided to stay – it brightened up after that. I had a friend, my neighbor, and she used to go to this same park, Bishop Park, every morning to watch the sun rise for years. She’d hop in her car, no matter the weather and drove 5 miles to the River. She said it gave her peace to watch the sun come up.

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  2. Eliza says:

    I love water

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  3. Sandra J says:

    Huge fish, I love the Gull standing by the sign. He can fish when ever he wants. 🙂

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Yes, it was a big fish Sandra and I went over to take a close-up of it and that fish was still flopping around in the net and I jumped back a few feet as I thought he might land on me! You can see his fin sticking up on one side. That is a Silver Bass. I didn’t know, but I asked the guy that caught it what kind of fish it was. You’re right – the Gull can have his fish dinner anytime. He was just sitting on the boardwalk wooden railing and never made a move to find any breakfast – bet he was looking for handouts by one of the fishermen.

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  4. Maybe I shouldn’t use words to comment on Wordless Wednesday posts. Nah! I need to tell you that I enjoyed your photos.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Well thanks Anne for saying that you enjoyed the photos. I think it’s okay to comment on them as I follow a few people who post for Wordless Wednesday and Silent Sunday and people comment. I was going to turn this into a regular post, but, except for the fact that I got there and the sky darkened like a storm was coming, it was otherwise just a stroll along the water. That big Silver Bass was still pretty active, so I moved back a few paces, lest it spring to life and land on my feet. 🙂

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  5. ruthsoaper says:

    I’m with Anne. Never sure if it’s proper to comment on a wordless Wed post. I wonder why no fishing after 10 A.M. What time can fishing resume?

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Great minds think alike Ruth. I follow a few people that regularly post for Wordless Wednesday and Silent Sunday and people do comment. I started doing WW in March this year and have taken so many pictures that I decided to keep it up as long as I can … it gives readers a break from reading my blog posts which are usually long … one day a week, it is pictures only. 🙂 I don’t know why that sign is there – there is a sign on the pier as well. I am guessing because people go there and sit along the boardwalk – there are many park benches and it is right in the heart of Wyandotte, so I’m guessing some of the workers in nearby offices and stores go there on their lunch hour. It gets congested in the morning with the fishermen and their gear. The fishing begins at 6:00 a.m. I Googled around to see if there is fishing any other time and was unsuccessful – I’ll ask a fisherman next time I’m there.

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  6. Laurie says:

    Just so you know where my mind goes, I was looking at the photos and thinking “That would be a great place to run!” 🙂

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      That’s funny Laurie – I know your mindset. These photos were taken at Bishop Park (Seagull) and then at Dingell Park (Silver Bass and fisherman). In both venues, the actual boardwalk is not long. I see an occasional jogger or walker, who will detour from the rest of their walk and go along the Riverfront but that’s about it. I stroll once and take photos and I was at both venues that morning, then got in the car and drove to Council Point Park where I could get more serious steps in.

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  7. AnnMarie stevens says:

    Linda…………………………………….I love the Detroit River……………………………………….I miss it and I miss fishing up and down  the river…………………………….It’s very peaceful…………………………………………….thank you for this Wordless wednesday blog…………………….

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      I know you love and miss walking along the Detroit River Ann Marie – it was a great joy for you and Steven to go fishing at your favorite spot in Gibralter. Next year will be different … you’ll go and fish and throw them back like before. This was peaceful that morning and it looked like it would pour five minutes after I arrived. The sky brightened up while I was there. I’m glad the photos brought back some nice memories for you.

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  8. Joni says:

    That first one looked way too early for me! What kind of fish did he catch and was it edible?

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      I could call this “Fake News” because I was there at 7:15 and it was an overcast day, then a big black cloud moved in overhead. I thought I’d go see what was happening at the River as it was the first coolish day in awhile. It was one of those odd-weather days where it was 30 degrees cooler than the day before. Right after I got there, the sky turned dark and I was mad I went, but it lightened up again and never rained. I was at two Riverfront parks that morning, Bishop Park and Dingell Park. I strolled along the boardwalk for both, but went to Council Point Park afterward to get in some more walking. I asked the fisherman what kind of fish and he said it was a Silver Bass and yes it is okay to eat the fish from the Detroit River. The water is very clear by the shoreline – you can see the rocks below and it’s a swift current there … no PFAS like the Huron River. When the Silver Bass are running in May and June, you cannot see the pier and boardwalk for fishermen. This big fish was missed by those fishermen back then – it lucked out … for a little while anyway. It was still twisting around a little when I went to take the photo.

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  9. What a beautiful day for a walk Linda! They said we had a bunch of waterspouts here. Have you noticed it’s starting to get dark earlier all ready? Your beautiful pictures make me miss taking my clients out walking.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      I did that walk on the first coolish day we’d had after a string of hot days and the water was very wavy yet no boats around – I was actually chilly that morning. Yes, I’ve noticed in the morning too Diane. I’d been looking outside to see if it was sunny or not and all of a sudden, looking out and see no hint of sunrise at all – sigh. Just a matter of time. They said the biggest bodies of water were the worst for waterspouts so Lake Erie for both of us. I remember you enjoyed your Metropark walks with your clients, including seeing the critters.

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  10. So was it that the fellow fishing with one pole caught a fish… and the guy fishing with four poles didn’t catch any? If so, that is funny! 🙂
    I used to fish, many years ago, but no longer do so at all because i feel too much empathy for the fish. Back then, i was a first-rate fisherman; i could catch fish when others couldn’t catch a thing. 🙂
    Great pics!
    Stay safe!!!

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      You got that right Tom! I always glance in the fishermens’ big buckets looking for a photo op as I stroll along the Riverfront and there was nothing in this guy’s bucket! That big Silver Bass was caught by the guy with one fishing rod. It still had some life in it so I honed in to take a photo and it flipped one fin and wiggled around suddenly as if to say “I’ll fix her taking my photo when I’m laying here out of my element!” … I felt badly too. You and Marla stay safe too Tom.

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  11. Normally one would say “the early bird gets the worm” but in this case I guess you’d say “the early fish got the worm”! I wonder how healthy those fish are to eat?

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      You are right about that Wayne. On a Spring or Summer day, especially when the Silver Bass (like this fish) are running, there are always fishermen down at the Riverfront. The fish did get the worm, but unfortunately the fisherman was not fishing for fun and it was destined to be dinner. At the Detroit River the fish are safe to eat. The current is strong, the water is clear and there are plenty of fish, bass and walleye especially. It is the 130-mile Huron River that is polluted with PFAS and it is catch-and-release fishing only … unfortunately the shorebirds who eat the Huron River fish can’t read the signs that warn not to eat the fish.

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  12. Wonderful collection of pictures! As I was scrolling through, I wondered if the fisherman had caught anything. And voila, a very large fish!! What a cool way to start the day.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Thank you Esther – glad you enjoyed them. That was at two different river front boardwalks and that fish looked dead when I approached it. He started twisting and turning around and I jumped back a mile, concerned he would flop out of the net. 🙂

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