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My first hour of the day

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John Butcher 10f English coursework My first hour of the day November 18th, Mystery Cay, a small island off the coast of Australia. As I opened my sleepy eyes I could see the morning dawn breaking in front of me. The rays of the glowing sun beaming brightly down on the crystal blue waters of the Pacific Ocean, sparkling like a diamond. Overhead the squawking of the birds is the only sound to be heard over the calm shores. The gentle sea breeze swaying the palm trees above my hammock and softly rocking me from side to side. I leaped out of my netted hammock on to the golden sand, where the grains of sand underneath my feet almost massaging it as I walked towards the sea edge. As I got closer to the sea front I could hear a tranquil swishing sound of the waves hitting the beach. The warm seawater rushed up over my ankles and as it trickled back down to the ocean my feet soothingly sunk into the saturated sand. I took my feet out and ran through the wind then vaulted into the sea, under the wave I went and back up into another one. ...read more.


I swam out further intrigued by these radiant fish and wanting to find and see more of them. I snorkelled over the reef amazed by the different colours and textures I was seeing. Another shoal of fish swam below me then disappeared under a rough looking sponge feature, I swam down after them anxious to find out where they had gone. I placed my pale trembling hand on to the spongy item and enticed it away almost immediately because the soft looking object wasn't so soft after all. It had a craggy feel to it and a delusional look about it as it had mislead me into thinking it was a placid object which was as smooth as a newly varnished table. I cautiously swam around the side of the reef and peered into the dark mysterious hollow hole in the reef. It reminded me off an endless tunnel, as you could see nothing but darkness in the birth. A strong fragrant smell rushed up my nose as I stuck my head in the gap, it reminded me of a smell I had smelt whilst departing the industrious harbour in Australia. ...read more.


They swam round me again stupidly, thrash I unleashed a firm throw which went as straight as a arrow right through the middle of the fish, as the spear went through the fish the rest of the shoal befriended and dispersed in different directions so not to become the second part of my breakfast. I felt content with this one fish, as it was reasonably sized with plenty of meat on it. I swam back to shore with the fish still on the sharp point of my deadly spear. I pulled the slimy scaly shiny silver fish off the end and placed it through the wooden pole over the fire and left it to cook. I took the fish off the pole and filleted it carefully to make sure I didn't lose any of the meat off it. I stuck my knife into the heart of the fish and tore off a piece of succulent fish and placed into my gapping, dry mouth. It tasted absolutely fantastic a lot better than any cornflakes you get at home. Once I had devoured the palatable fish I lay on my hammock and caught a few rays of sun to touch up my tan before escaping into the forest for shade and more logs. ...read more.

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