Spear Fishing with Viking and Hermit

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Spear Fishing with Viking and Hermit at Hermit Island Bay is not the usual spear fishing trip…

You can learn spear fishing too, and take a peek inside the spear fishing children’s illustrated adventure you can read in Book 1 & Book 2.

Here’s a little from the story…




“Yes, Viking.”


“Why must I learn to fish?”


“Because, you must learn to catch your food.”


“But, Hermit?”


“Yes, Viking.”


“You have many fish already, and can fish for us both.”


“So, why must I learn to fish, Hermit?”


“Because, you must learn to provide for yourself, and to not be dependent on me. What if something happens to me?”




“Yes, Viking.”


“I already know how to fish.  I don’t need to learn how to fish.”


“You already know how to fish?… but you don’t know spear fishing on Hermit Island at Hermit Bay, do you?”


“No, Hermit.”


“Well, come then Viking…let me show you.”


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Diving from Above with a Spear:

Here’s a little more with Viking and her spear from Book 2…




“Yes, Viking.”


“I see some fish below.  Should I try to spear one?”


“You should certainly try, Viking.  When Sasha comes down in the water, you must have your trusty spear ready at that instant.


You only have a split second to land, and spear your catch.  I told you spear fishing is different here, didn’t I.”


Hermit smiles at her with a chuckle under his breath.


Viking looks at Hermit, squints her eyes and presses her lips with determination.  Vikings lips then turn into a smirk.


“We shall see, Hermit…we shall see!”


…Sasha and Viking shoot down from the sky over the fish.


“There girl…now!”


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You can find out how Viking does with her spear fishing in Book 2: The Grabbas Are Coming.

spear fishingLearn Spear Fishing…

There is more to spear fishing than you think.  Here are some interesting facts from Wikipedia…

Spear fishing is an ancient method of fishing that has been used throughout the world for millennia. Early civilizations were familiar with the custom of spearing fish from rivers and streams using sharpened sticks.

Today modern spearfishing makes use of elastic powered spearguns and slings, or compressed gas pneumatic powered spearguns, to strike the hunted fish. Specialised techniques and equipment have been developed for various types of aquatic environments and target fish.

Spearfishing may be done using free-diving, snorkelling, or scuba diving techniques. Spearfishing while using scuba equipment is illegal in some countries. The use of mechanically powered spearguns is also outlawed in some countries and jurisdictions. Spearfishing is highly selective, normally uses no bait and has no by-catch.

History of Spear Fishing…

Spearfishing with barbed poles (harpoons) was widespread in palaeolithic times.[1]Cosquer cave in Southern France contains cave art over 16,000 years old, including drawings of seals which appear to have been harpooned.

There are references to fishing with spears in ancient literature; though, in most cases, the descriptions do not go into detail.

The Greek historian Polybius (ca 203 BC–120 BC), in his Histories, describes hunting for swordfish by using a harpoon with a barbed and detachable head.[2]

In a parody of fishing, a type of gladiator called retiarius carried a trident and a casting-net. He fought the murmillo, who carried a short sword and a helmet with the image of a fish on the front.

Copper harpoons were known to the seafaring Harappans[3] well into antiquity.[4] Early hunters in India include the Mincopiepeople, aboriginal inhabitants of India’s Andaman and Nicobar islands, who have used harpoons with long cords for fishing since early times.[5]


spear fishingDid you know using a spear to hunt fish in the water was that old?


Viking and Hermit want you to come with them on their spear fishing adventure!


~Courtney & Betina


Seahorses of Hermit Island-Hermipedia


Today’s Hermipedia Feature: Seahorses of Hermit Island

Seahorse Physical Description:

Seahorses of Hermit Island present atypically from most seahorse species. They are significantly larger at heights reaching over 6 feet, and they can weigh as much as 200-300 lbs.

They do not have scales like other sea species, but color spotted, grey-ish toned skin stretched over their bones in a ring-like fashion.  These rings continue down to their coiled tails, and present in brightly colored stripes.

Seahorse Function and Navigation:

The ringed stripes in their seahorse tails  serve as sensors to determine the exact proximity to any object nearby in the sea, and give them a heightened ability to navigate the treacherous Hermit Bay sea floor filled with striking uggies.

Their coiled tails also allow them to spring, and hop either above or below the surface of the sea.  Seahorses of this species can reach top speeds of over 30 mph. This seahorse species can also leap into the air as high as 30 feet.

Seahorse Environment:

The seahorses have ability to breathe both above and below water, allowing great agility and flexibility to their environments, and they can navigate both water and land easily by hopping and springing with their tails.

Seahorse Features:

Hermit Island seahorse species have combed fins at the top of their heads varying in shape and color. Each head fin is distinct to the individual seahorse. Seahorses have long snouts, designed to suck up food, and very large black eyes providing them excellent vision.

Disposition of Seahorses:

This seahorse species present very tame, friendly and  intelligent.  They can be trained to listen and respond to various calls and prompts, and learn to take instruction and direction well.  The seahorse species can be domesticated pets, much the same as dogs, and can be ridden the same as a horse on land.  The natural curve of their backs provides a perfect sitting area for riding.

Seahorses Habitat:

The seahorses of Hermit Island live in the deep sea of Hermit Bay, where they can rest at the bottom seagrass if so desired. With their excellent vision, they can see any predators approaching easily, and work and communicate in groups to alert each other of any dangers.

Seahorses Courtship:

Hermit Island seahorse species will pair and mate for life.  During courtship, they swim side by side, and hold tails.  They dance circles around the seagrass together, and change the colors of their head fins, skin spots and tail stripes while circling.

Medicinal Purpose of Seahorses:

The colored spots or pores on their seahorse skin can secrete an herbal liquid that can be used for medicinal purposes such as skincare, sun burn or skin rash, or to protect any cut or laceration.  The secretion supplies antibacterial protection.

Seahorses of Hermit Island-Hermipedia


Courtney & Betina