The Cheeks go FISHING!!!May 6th, 2015
Fishing from the Sweetness of our Souls. Thank you, Captain Morgan!!!…no, not THAT Captain Morgan, the OTHER one… Jodie Morgan, owner of sport fishing company Apollo Charters!
What a day! We fought & caught incredibly powerful fighting yellowtail (AKA “Hamachi” in the sushi bars…) and found ourselves fending off Sea Lions for our dinner (gosh, they’re so much cuter when they’re NOT stealing your hard-earned catch!). Jodie kept the boat moving to keep it interesting for our novice fishermen, helping us catch more fish to cook for family dinner over the next few weeks.
Thanks also to those little Bonine pills which saved most of us on this rather rolly-rocky day in the Pacific…whew! Needed that. Coronado Islands are majestic in their rough, rural nature – a preserve for a few species indigenous to this area only. No one lives on the islands here in Mexican waters, just lots of happy gulls and endless sea lions happily gobbling up our bait…
We’d been planning this trip for nearly a year, a perfect way to share the lifestyle of one of our grooms. Jodie has been a successful fishing captain for years – despite his youthful appearance. His charters focus on Puerto Vallarta most of the year, then he settles back in San Diego for the yellowtail & tuna seasons of spring/summer.
Thanks to previous Cheeks Laurel & Bradley for making the effort to play with us today! OHIO-born Laurel’s first time on a boat!!! (she’s made for it)
Some of our fantastic buddies to join us today:
Maryanne McGuire of Maryanne McGuire Photography
Laura Christin of Laura Christin Photography
Jason Barnes, David Gomez, Brenda & Michael Kiely of the Little Italy Doma Family
Spouses and friends & former Cheeks: Laurelita, Will, John, Mike, Bradley & son