May is a tricky month for fishing in New England — tricky in large part because it marks the beginning of real “in-season” fishing for a variety of species over a major geographic sprawl, and tricky because everything is in flux, somewhere between winter grounds and the first places we know to go looking.
Pete and Priscilla Anselmo designed their Punta Gorda, Fla., dream home to maximize wide water views and the laid-back Florida lifestyle, yet retain the privacy they enjoyed at their previous New England home. From their dock it’s an 8-minute cruise, unobstructed by bridges, to Charlotte Harbor on Florida’s west coast.
For the last year, past and present Soundings staff members have been reminiscing about their times at the magazine. We’ve read of masthead changes, unimaginable developments in the technologies of publishing and enormous innovations in the marine industry over this half-century. But it occurred to us, as we wrap up this golden anniversary celebration, that ours is an emotional and passionate pastime and that certain events have touched us all. We have a shared past.
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