They say, “The two happiest days in a boat owner’s life: the day you buy the boat, and the day you sell the boat.” 🙂 But, I can tell ya that if I ever sell this boat it’ll be because I’m buying another. I get it though, boats are a never ending project. I challenged myself last year without hesitation to buy a boat, learn to drive, learn more about the winds, weather and waterways and become my own captain 🙂 It’s been an adventure to say the least but its sparked my passion and love for fishing and being on or surrounded by salt water.
As a child, I grew up in my parents tackle shop, Dillonscorner, in Buxton where I would hear, talk and listen all about fishing and tackle. My parents would take us out on the boat almost every weekend and it is some of my favorite childhood memories. Fishing is definitely a big part of our family. My parents actually met on Cape Point in Buxton while they were both fishing for big drum. They went on their first date that night and then sooner than later my Dad moved to Buxton and they got married. My grandmom, Carol Dillon, is also 91 years old and still is one of the best damn fisherman around. She still runs her motel in Buxton and fishes in 2-3 tournaments a year.
So for me, I felt an urge to run my own boat, become my own captain and learn more and more about fishing and boating everyday. I’ve loved every second of it but it’s definitely had it’s challenges. But, I know that there really isn’t many places I’d rather be than on water. I can’t wait to continue to share more about my boating and fishing adventures! I’ve got plans to share different blogs of different types of fishing and then also recipes on cooking what I catch! I’m really excited and oh yea, I hope ya like dogs 🙂 Because they are my mates.