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Frightening experience.

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Frightening experience AN UNFORGETABLE TRIP. During one of my summer holidays, my whole family set off to visit my grandparents. I was enjoying myself and on the second day there my granddad asked me to get ready because I was about to take an unforgettable trip. He did not say where we were going, but I figured he was taking me on a shopping spree. But then I had these other thoughts. Maybe we were going on a road trip, or maybe we were going to visit my relatives, or maybe, just maybe, an exotic trip to the rainforest, a place I had always wanted to go. All nightlong I couldn't sleep thinking, 'What would this trip be?' The next morning I woke up and I heard a lot of noise in the kitchen. It was two of my cousins, I quickly said hello to them. They had arrived at my grandparent's house when I was still asleep, I overslept and no one bothered to wake me up.


My granddad advised me about certain things like not looking at the water so much, and keeping my focus on the job so I couldn't think about getting sick. He said that it was going to be okay. I didn't know how I was going to work it out but I just knew that it was going to be some experience. e As we approached the dock we could see a lot of other fishermen arriving as well. Same as us, they were carrying ropes and many other things that were needed. It seemed like everyone knew who my granddad was because every time we came across someone they would say 'Hi' to him. I was getting nervous because we had to board the boat, I was a nervous wreck, and my hands were shaking. We then finally boarded the boat. When we were on the boat I saw Melvin reach for a bottle of water and at the same time Lee threw a hook.


I gave him aspirins to ease the pain and helped him to get to the bow and tried to make him comfortable. When my granddad started up the boat he said "Kien is officially the first shark we have caught today." It was really funny and it helped break off the silence. I stood up and instantly felt dizzy. My stomach was very upset and the vomit in my throat began to rise. I couldn't stop it. Yuck! I started throwing up everything that I had eaten that day. I kept doing so for fifteen minutes until I had nothing else in my stomach. I couldn't stand staying in the boat for another hour, so I persuaded my granddad to turn back and go back home, well it did work. "Back on the land", I said loudly and excitedly, I was really glad to be going home. From that day onwards I despised fishing, and I told my granddad never to arrange trips like that again. I also learned that it takes a lot of guts to go fishing and that fishing is very risky and dangerous.

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