My father was a sea captain my whole life, oyster, scallop, clam and fishing boats so as natural as learning to walk on solid ground I was born with sea legs that are the most comfortable with moving water below them. I need the rivers, lakes and ocean the same as I need air to breathe. It is a part of me that brings an inner peace and a sense of belonging like no other. It is my religion and faith.
Have you ever laid flat with your eyes closed on a body of water with the surface of your body exposed just above your ears? Floating freely-trusting-while you feel only cool liquid hands embracing your everything. The world above is muted by the soothing sounds below, allowing a deafening to awake inside. A deafening that speaks only of tranquility and peaceful momentary solitude. You feel yourself breathing. You feel alive. That is the only way I can describe to you the meaning of water to me.
And of course, with water comes fishing…
These are a few of my summer catches