About six months ago I noticed that our favorite Nick’s Cove icon was looking a little tattered and weathered. I mean, it HAD been keeping a watchful eye on our guests for about the past 10 years and was most certainly ready for a make-over.
Our maintenance crew carefully removed him from his perch at the entrance to our pier. He received a good cleaning and a fresh coat of paint and was proudly re-hung with stainless steel chain so as not to have rust drippings down its side any longer. And he was happy … our fish.
Until he was gone.
Someone snatched him away from his home and moved him to someplace unfamiliar, hidden, unfriendly, a place where he is most definitely lonely.
He’s used to greeting 1000s of people each week, watching the birthday parties, the proposals, the children, Santa Claus, and even occasionally being asked to be a part of the many, many intimate weddings celebrated at Nick’s Cove.
We all miss him and hope that whomever stole him realizes that it was wrong and that when you take something that doesn’t belong to you that something bad will happen. Maybe not today … maybe not tomorrow but you will meet karma … It’s just a matter of time.
If you are reading this and you have our fish, please bring him back so he can go back to his rightful spot – it’s the right thing to do.