I have come to the conclusion that a number of "firsts" can make quite a statement in one's life.
While many firsts are common, the personal result can be amusing as well as add focus to what lies ahead. For example, your first: teacher, kiss, date, car, dog or that first hunting or fishing trip.
Your impression of firsts may be different than mine, but it's good to reflect on those that remain vivid.
Granted, there may have been a few that lacked any degree of thought before application, which could explain why I remain confused to this day. In any event, no matter the amount of conviction behind the choice, I have come to the conclusion that eager answers do not always speak the truth.
A good many firsts will be discovered this season:
Alan Brittman celebrated his birthday early with a 50-pound cobia taken May 13.
CAPT. WALLY DIVING AGAIN
An expert at splashing off the gunnels since 1974, Capt. Wally recently teamed up with two other expert divers and plans to do a great deal more diving this year. During a recent trip, Capt. Wally reports: "We saw huge schools of varying species and black bass were everywhere. We sighted a few stingrays that were estimated to be over 80 pounds."
Capt. Wally hasn't seen any cobia yet on the Sea Wolf, but an 84-pounder was taken at Broad River recently. There were more than 90 boats on the river with no witness catches. Offshore, the stream is producing some outstanding runs of dolphin.
"I have been chartering for 34 years and still love it," Capt. Wally said. "I believe S.C. reefs have a variety of fish not seen in other locations, and over the years I have met a number of great people. I am fortunate to have many friends in the Beaufort area."