Catching fish, but better yet, memories

Published: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at 05:34 PM.

Cape Lookout came alive with various birds flying through the air on soft, cool breezes that caused the sea grass to sway.

We had another day of fishing in store for us, but honestly at that point in time, I could care less about fishing. I had the opportunity to share quality time with my brothers in a beautiful setting that we are so lucky to be near.

It took just 45 minutes to get to Davis to catch the ferry over to Lookout. We spent more than $200 on the ferry and for the overnight stay at the cabin. We spent more money on supplies for the trip and gasoline for the four-wheel drive truck, a must if you’re going to drive on the island.

The three of us caught 10 fish over two days. Some might say we had made a lousy investment.

And they would be wrong.

They didn’t see the orange glow of a sunrise on the beach or the brightness of hundreds of stars filling the night sky. They didn’t hear the seabirds squeal or the waves crashing on the shore. They didn’t smell the salt air or the burgers cooking on the grill. They didn’t taste a cold beer after a long day in the sun. They didn’t share in the camaraderie of friends and family enjoying a fire, and telling jokes and stories.

They don’t understand it’s not about the kill or the catch. It’s about so much more than that. It’s about three guys who grew up together creating one more memory to carry with them for the rest of their lives.

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