|Photo by Mike Mulligan|
An offshore wind signals it's time to move on and my heart saddens for the fish I must leave behind. I must fish in deeper waters before the big storm hits and all the boats are ordered to be dry-docked. The winds point me to uncharted waters where the fish do not know me and I rejoice as they take the bait. Once the boat is overloaded with a record catch, I head back to my home port. The shadows lurking below me are a reminder of the big fish that got away. They have chosen to stay in the dark and I must leave them behind as I navigate back to the lighthouse.