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Wayne Weekly “Jumping the Silver Tuna”

Written by on July 11, 2016

We don’t live on the Ocean. Surfing really is not much of an option here in upstate NY. But we do have the incredible Lake Ontario!


Riding the “big one”, hmmm, it just won’t happen, but diving through “sort of” big waves on one of a number of Lake Ontario beaches on a windy day…that works! So the adventure begins.


This past Saturday my family and I headed for the beach at Fair Haven. I had spent the entire morning, and some early afternoon hours scraping and preparing to paint a well weathered window frame on my home. My home is older with multiple coatings, so this was no easy job. I had had it with heat guns and sandpaper. The thought of going to the beach for a dip was beginning to greatly override my desire to dip into a can of paint. Should I gather my family and go? It was already 2:30 in the afternoon. It would take an hour before we arrived at the state park. The clouds looked threatening.


Hey, grab everything and let’s go to Fair Haven! And so we did.


By the time we arrived, the sky was mostly blue and the sun shining. It was windy so there were waves breaking off shore. There is nothing like diving into the foot and a half high waves and letting its power carry you shore-wise. We called the ones that broke over us “silver tunas”. What fun…and great exercise, too!


Life is sometimes like those waves. You wait for the thrill of it rolling your way. You want to ride it in and enjoy every moment of the adventure. The chase is on for the next one.


God’s Word tells us that we should enjoy what we can in life.


So I concluded there is nothing better than to be happy and enjoy ourselves as long as we can. And people should eat and drink and enjoy the fruits of their labor, for these are gifts from God.                                                                      Ecclesiastes 3:12-13


So jump the silver tuna, catch the wave, and just plain enjoy when you can!