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Old 10-09-2017, 04:09 PM
Merlin Merlin is online now
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Default Re: Scared Of the Dark ....

I think afraid of the dark is a factor but afraid of the two legged predictors that hid in the dark is the real fear.
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Old 10-10-2017, 12:04 PM
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I can think of a couple of situations where I am afraid: striper fishing in the downtown Providence River is good and better at night. Want to creep around the docks in a big city at night?

I was raised with a kennel of hunting dogs. People take my wife and I bird hunting with dogs. We love dogs but we are also afraid of loose dogs because all dogs are not the same and we don't know which dogs are aggressive. In a way you can understand why some people are ascared of the dark.
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Old 10-17-2017, 03:56 PM
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I?ve always found it peaceful in the dark

I did find it creepy wetsuiting the south side of block island. Out there on a rock at night you do feel like you are in the middle of the ocean

I?ve been known to take lightning very seriously and left the open beach when others decided to stay out and play the odds

I’m also not as keen to fish jetties in the dark. At least not the crazy dangerous ones
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Old 10-19-2017, 11:42 AM
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There are many situations where it is wise to carry a weapon. A gun can get too complicated what with a permit and investigation protocols defined by law. But a pocket knife, mace or pepper spray can protect you. In my area people walk with golf clubs, big sticks or baseball bats, even in daylight.
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I got caught out at the False Hook one night, as a very thick fog sneaked in behind me. The night had been moonless to begin with. I had my truck back at North Beach, about a mile away. Tried walking the surf edge for a while but the fog never gave me a hint when to turn east. So I just turned east anyway and pushed on until I ran into dune grass, eventually finding my way back. So concentrated was my eyesight at exactly where my footfall was going that a rabbit sitting right on the path bolted just as I was about to catch sight of him. Close to pooped in waders moment.
Luckily for me I'm not afraid of the dark at all, unless there are monsters around !
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