In the nineteen sixties I grew-up fishing with my daddy. Mom and Dad had blessed us kids with lots of outdoorsmen activities. I especially loved his deep-sea vessels, which took us on many ocean excursions.
As I grew up I had smaller boats, from Bayliners to a Crestliner bass boat. But when daddy died in 2013, it was sad fishing without him, and so I lost all interest in fishing. So I sold my most recent boat and got rid of all my fishing gear. Then in the year 2020, my love for fishing came back, but being retired I could not afford another boat.
So I started watching all these thrill-seeking kayak anglers on YouTube. I saw anglers being pulled-out to sea (aka a “sleigh ride”) by a Marlin, a Shark, or a Swordfish much larger than their kayak, and I thought “That’s for me!” So I purchased my first kayak and started accumulating more fishing gear. There’s something about sitting on top of the ocean with nothing but a piece of plastic between you and the water. Though I’ve caught fish, but I haven’t experienced a sleigh ride yet. Moreover, enjoying God’s creation from this view is phenomenal (Genesis 1:26, Romans 1:25).