The day was ...
How do describe a day like today?
I shared a boat with a good friend, stumbled on a new fly pattern (and gave it a raucous name, to be shared at another time, to be sure). I caught a trophy pike. And a trophy grayling. I enjoyed a shore lunch. I took a hike.
I skimmed along the surface of Lake Athabasca without once thinking I had an e-mail to answer or a phone call to return (although, truth be told, I likely have both). I enjoyed "a" glass of good Irish whiskey and just finished a steak dinner.
Wait ... let me check. Yep. The grayling are still rising to mayflies just off the dock.
The day was ... perfect.