Finding peace and solitude at beautiful Lake Massapoag in Sharon. Mass.


The Magic of Fishing and Sunsets In A Social Distancing World

Mighty fine fishing and sunset while practicing social distancing at Lake Massapoag in Sharon, Massachusetts.
Mighty fine fishing and a sunset while practicing social distancing at Lake Massapoag in Sharon, Mass.

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It sounds like the makings of a country song but the combination of good fishing, a sunset and social distancing can help make the most out of a crummy 2020.

Dr. Fauci won’t have the data on fishing and sunsets as a means to be happy with social distancing but the inner medicinal qualities of this wellness protocol will surely purify the heart and soul. Especially if it’s in New England with its beautiful lakes, ponds, rivers and coastal waters.

Finding peace and solitude at beautiful Lake Massapoag in Sharon. Mass.
Finding peace and solitude at beautiful Lake Massapoag in Sharon.

The great thing is, anyone can enjoy this scene. Unlike resorts and major attractions, sunsets don’t charge for your humble presence. What you get in return for this free offering from Mother Nature: Inspiration, awe and endless scenery. Additionally, fishing doesn’t require age, fitness or financial requirements. As long as you’re patient, the chance to truly unwind and relax in a quiet place could result in finding a favorite new “vacation” activity. And with no lines, except on the fishing rod, of course.

Added benefit: If you catch fish from a clean source of water, you’ll be bringing home a healthy dose of omega 3s. Many researchers state that these unique fatty acids promote healthy, brain and vision.

So unplug, see a beautiful world through sunsets and take up a new activity at waters close to home!

Editor’s note: For the latest state agency COVID-19 updates for fishing and boating-related activities, click here

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