I week or so ago Nick Spano, and a friend of ours suggested that we do it, and it sounded rather crazy, so we went ahead with. Sunday evening we drove down to NJ and staid at a hotel from about 1:00AM to 4:30 AM. We then drove another hour to the ocean, ate breakfast at Dunkin Donuts, bought water and energy bars, and arrived at the dock. We had been worried that we had to make reservations or something, but as it turned out there was a whole line of boats and their captains competing to take us out, so we easily found the one we had been intending to go on, paid, and that was that. It was very foggy that morning as you can see in my first picture.
We left the dock at about 7:30. Everyone got sick except for me... which was strange because tend to get car sick... but apparently I was built for sea travel or something... I don't know... anyhow, after taking medicine, everyone but my sister Mattea recovered and after traveling about an hour out off the coast was able to begin fishing.
It was fun for the first half hour or so... but as time went by and no one caught anything I started to wonder what was up. Finally we moved to a new spot, and some people got a couple of fish, but still not much to speak of. It was especially frustrating when this boat with three old guys and this little fat kid pulled up right across from ours, in our spot, that our captain had found, using our ships SONAR and started reeling in lots of fish. After several hours of this, we moved again.
It got to be around 2:00PM and finally the captain decided to call it a day. We made it back to the docks in about an hour, ate supper at a Mexican Restoraunt where Lizzy could speak more Spanish that the waitress could speak English, drove six hours home, getting in around Midnight.
So... That all sound pretty grim, but really it wasn't. I atcually enjoyed that whole thing rather imensly, I had never been our on the ocean like that before, and just doing that was worth it. I discovered that I don't get motion sick, even when I everyone is my party is, and there is this huge mexican guy throughing up so loud that you can hear him across the ship, and I like fishing, it just would be nice if I we caught some.... Just the photos and videos I got alone were worth it though. You can see some of them on my Facebook. I would put more here, but blogger has been such a pain lately with how you have to format them on the page and it takes forever. It could be my browser, but I have tried a couple different ones and its the same. So there you have it, our Deep Sea Fishing Adventure!