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74. My Day on the Ocean
Last week Chris went on her first deep
fishing trip off the coast of Catalina Island.
had always enjoyed fishing when she was a
, but had never gone fishing in the ocean.
dad liked to fish very often. Her big
Jack was never the outdoor type, so her
took her out often. One of his favorite
was Lake Isabella, which was about two hours
their home. She recalls how she and her
would spend a long, leisurely day driving to
lake, and then taking his small boat out
the water. It was quiet and peaceful for
most part. Those memories remain some of her
cherished moments of her life.
Chris has a
called Robert. On this day, Robert invited Chris
join him on his company's fishing trip. Robert
it wouldn't cost much, but would be a
of fun. He knew Chris enjoyed lake fishing
figured she would have a great time. "Okay,"
Chris, and to the ocean they went.
thing Chris noticed, however, was the motion. "Wow,
boat really rocks," Chris told Robert. "Don't worry
it. You will get used to it," he
. The trip to the waters off Catalina Island
about an hour. Chris marveled at how quickly
lost sight of the mainland. It was a
scary when she thought about how alone they
in this great ocean. Soon, it was time
collect squid for bait. The small boat stopped
the water, and the crew turned the bright
into the ocean to attract the squid. Before
, thousands of squid rose to the surface and
collected for bait.
After about an hour, Chris
't feel the rocking motion anymore. They were ready
fish. Chris caught her first ocean trout. It
a beautiful day.