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An ocean adventure

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Descriptive Writing The ship sailed across the horizon like it was gliding along ice. And as James watches on, the waves from the shore look fun and almost innocent as they crest and then crash over another. He tastes the salt in the air and watches little rainbows glisten through the prisms of the ocean's spray. The warm water towards the shore is covered with foam and bubbles from the rumbling waves as children and their families play in the gritty tan coloured sand. From the optimistic face expression on James's face you could tell that James thinks to himself, "This is perfect" As the ship reaches it's destination, James makes the final preparations on his Yamaha wave runner. All of the fluid levels checked and there is a faint smell of gasoline mixed with the aromas of salt and fish in the air. He is now ready to brave and jump the mighty ocean waves of south Padre Island. ...read more.


While the waves through the exit channel are only half of the size of the ocean's mighty waves, this gives him time to warm up and get sync with the powerful 135 horse powered wave runner. He is now ready to take on the Gulf of Mexico. He drives out far enough to stay out of the foamy white surf. Suddenly, the ocean begins to crest around him. As he drives into the waves, he is careful to only depress the throttle to a maximum of half power. Any more would be foolish and could cause a wipe out. James approaches a wave with a perfect peak and at the ideal time. He gently squeezes the throttle and the loud roar of the engine fills his ears as the power pushes him up to the foamy white crest of the wave. In an instant James is no longer floating on the water, but he is soaring like the beautiful white birds through the misty air. ...read more.


It is a dolphin. What a beautiful sight. As this intelligent creature slides back under the oceans surface, he spots two more dolphins and then another joins them. The first dolphin emerges again to make a total of four. They are swimming in front of him, playing in the surf. It is almost as if they are leading James to the shore. As James idles through the channel, they slowly disappear back to their home in the gulf. Once the dolphins are gone, he gently squeezes the throttle and heads back to the docks. With a final look back, he see's the suns reflection off to the glossy smooth water as the ripples of his wake break the surface behind. He thinks about what a wonderful experience this day has been. Approaching the boat trailer, he realises how physically tired he is from the constant rush of adrenaline brought by his adventures. He has memories of the exciting jumps of the waves and the vivid pictures in his mind of the graceful dolphins swimming in the sunset. He is ready to go home. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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