That covers my background, so let’s talk about my summer. This summer was probably the best in my life. For starters we spent three and a half weeks in Hawaii during my birthday. It’s so amazing how much different Hawaii is from Alaska. It’s above 75 degrees and hardly gets hotter than 85, so it’s just the right temperature. Also the water is a lot warmer than in Alaska. Here if you go in the water it’s iceberg cold and in Hawaii it is like an indoor swimming pool, also if you put goggles on and dive under the water it’s like an aquarium because all sorts of colors appear in front of you. Fish of all different types swim around you, and coral decorates the ocean floor. We fished a lot which it is also different from Alaska fishing, too. First they don’t do any casting or bottom fishing. It’s all trolling which can be pretty boring if you catch nothing. One day we went fishing and my brother and I were sleeping on a platform with our heads inches away from one of the poles. So as we were sleeping we were awakened to a screaming pole. My dad grabbed the pole and started maneuvering the monster fish from the depths, as it got closer and closer the Yellowfin tuna rose to the surface where a harpoon was shot into its cheek. My dad’s friend then lifted the fish into the 24ft sea sport boat. The boat rocked back and forth between the eight-foot waves, causing my dad to vomit over the side of the boat. When we returned to the harbor later that day the fish weighed in at a whopping 175 lbs.!
I also went to three hockey camps, and I improved. I can’t wait for the season to begin. My summer was very eventful. I’m glad I’m taking Writers’ Workshop so I can share my amazing adventures.