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.

The 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.