Written by Captain Mary on Friday, August 01, 2008

I have been promising my grandchildren that I would get them out on the boat for a nice trip to the reef. I got Friday off from work and invited a friend, Rolando, to help with the lines and such, he brought his two kids and I also brought a neighborhood kid. So me and Roli had six kids on the boat and they were just great. I wish I would have taken photos because it was just beautiful out, there wasn't a ripple on the ocean and the sky was clear. We could see the shore line and it looked to us that they were getting soaked and we were soaking up the sunshine.

The kids couldn't wait to get in the water, we hardly dropped the anchor and they were in the water. We found a fantastic reef full of life, while I was playing with a lobster, my granddaughter was diving above me and saw a shark approaching me. I never saw the shark, but it was a nurse shark anyway and it just wanted the lobster. The longer we stayed at the reef the more sharks showed up, we were also fishing, I brought a fishing pole in the water with me and stuffed some bait in my bathing suit so I could fish while in the water. It was really fun, I could select the fish I wanted to catch this way. I had a great time and we did catch two of the sharks, we pulled them up so that the kids could touch them and see that they were pretty much harmless creatures. We continued to swim and snorkel the afternoon away, about 5pm we decided it was time for a little adult fishing, so we began to troll homeward, I noticed some bottle nose dolphin jumping in the distance and it became kid time again. Pulling up our trolling lines and headed toward the dolphins we encouraged them to come up to the boat, they jumped along the sides and the kids were just thrilled. I stopped the boat after awhile and threw in some squid bits and the bottle nose dolphin disappeared and no sooner did that happen when the fish type dolphin showed up and all the fishing lines hit the water, the only one who scored a dolphin was Max the lucky one, he of course always catches the most fish, he has some kind of magic touch.

The daylight disappearing from the sky, time to return to the dock and head home, you just can't imagine the feeling of pure peace, this is the place that my soul is the happiest.

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  1. 2 comments: Responses to “ A DAY AT SEA ”

  2. By Edgington on August 2, 2008 at 5:55 AM

    Love your site. Thanks for bringing the sea to us drylanders! Mariah/Byron

  3. By Anonymous on August 2, 2008 at 10:03 AM

    Sounds like you all had a great time out on the water. It's been a long time for me even though I live < 3 miles from Narragansett Bay.

    Thing is, the bay is still very polluted so you can't fish there. It's a shame really since it's a very nice body of water.