Thursday, July 10, 2014

First Time for Everything

During this week at Community Boating I have had the opportunity to meet and work with some amazing kids. From catching giant eels, and and small crabs, to watching kids do card tricks and teaching them how to fish; my experience this week has been memorable.  This week alone I have been exposed to new things. Monday I learned how to fish and by Tuesday I have already taught many children how to fish. I met this kid on Tuesday and he came up to me asking if I could teach him how to fish. He was so excited that he could learn how to fish because he always wanted to learn, but he never had the opportunity. I also went kayaking on the Charles River for the first time, even though i was completely soaked at the end of it, I had a great time. 

 Pulling up lobster traps at the Courageous Sailing Center in Charlestown has been a blast! We have caught some amazing creatures in these traps. We have caught crabs, fish, jelly fish and we even caught a lobster. this kid was so happy that he found a crab in the lobster trap, but he was also afraid of the crab. Although he loved catching the crab, he didn't like the "slimy" stuff that formed on the outside of the trap. That "slimy" stuff on the traps are called tunicates, also know as sea squirts. They usually form colonies on the underside of docks, boats and rocks. I guess you really do learn something new everyday.


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