Between my duties as Security Chief and my travels around the world, I’ve met some pretty brave and exciting people. From them I’ve learned that life doesn’t have to be monotonous, or dreary, and I’ve come to believe a tedious life is a choice for some people. After all, I’m pretty sure those mundane minivans, tan khakis and mild salsas simply don’t buy themselves.
Personally, I find great pleasure in pursuing adventure at every turn. Luckily for me that’s easy to do at Ray Caye. I enjoy finding excitement in what others may consider boring. I can make an epic day of fun and games just catching fish from the shoreline. I don’t need fancy equipment, which is a good thing, since I have no way to carry it anyway. All I need is my lightning-fast reflexes. Of course, there are plenty of rods and reels available, and even boat charters that leave early in the morning, for those who enjoy fishing that way. But I don’t like to start at the crack of dawn, because after late nights socializing with the pretty ladies, I need my rest.
Usually, the best place to find some action is wherever I find the pelicans. These flying fishermen spend their days in small groups, taking turns soaring just above the shallow water and diving for their meals. Sometimes they annoy me, especially when they lounge around on the docks, but when it comes to fishing I trust their judgment. They know where the crystal clear water is teeming with life and can easily spot the schools of small fish swimming just below the surface.
When I see the pelicans have chosen a particularly active spot, I run there as fast as I can, sending the feathered fishermen into a frenzied flight. For me, part of the fun is giving the pelicans a good scare. I often laugh out loud as they take flight, flapping their wings wildly in fright at my fierceness. As soon as the birds are midair, I pounce on whatever fish they were stalking. Oh, so exciting!
Once caught, each fish gets a brisk shake and then I toss it onto the shore. I feel it’s my duty to nip and lunge at the fish as I encourage them to flip and flop their way back into the water. It brings me great joy to bark at them like a crazed madman as they flounder back to the sea.
Sure, there are times I’d like to present my larger catches to the Chef to prepare for dinner, but alas, all fishing on the island is “catch and release” only. And even the Security Chief must follow the rules.Of course, there are lots of other ways that I find excitement and adventure at Ray Caye Resort. I’ll be here again soon to tell you about more of my exotic adventures.
And as always, until next time, stay adventurous my friends!