Sunday, June 14, 2009

Catalina Trip

I have been going to Catalina since I can remember. It is one of my favorite places to visit and we never fail to create lasting memories there. My parents have had a boat since I was a little kid and sometimes I swear I feel more at home on it than I do on land. Being surrounded by the water definitely gives you great energy. I swim often in the ocean when at home and have been scuba diving since I was 11, but it is so different jumping off the back of the boat and swimming around in what seems like endless amounts of ocean water. Swimming deep, I spin my body and take in the feeling of the water surrounding me. I watch the sun shimmer off of my skin and listen to the clinking of boat chains and humming of engine motors echoing though the underwater world. This must be what it feels like to be a fish, and for a moment I am jealous. I kick my legs together in a scissors motion and push my arms downward. I look up towards the sun above and then break through to the surface. Air fills my lungs and I exhale, giggling a little. I smile at my family on the boat and jealousy subsides.