Sunday August 4th 2013 Tim Candler
Henry the First, an English King,
is said to have died from a surfeit of Eels. He'd been travelling
through the Fenlands of East Anglia, during Eel season. That particular
Eel includes a visit to the Sargasso Sea in its life cycle, a distance
of something like four thousand miles.
The ancestors of Eel that sent Henry
the First to his grave, are currently environmentally challenged. They
require the assistance of Eel enthusiasts, fishermen and bird watchers
to maintain their presence as a species upon our planet. In my own
tiny world I am struggling with a surfeit of Tomato. Which means canning. If
I eat one more of them, I'll likely drown.