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“Born of Water” I was once called

esterillos 2In my family I can trace back a profound love of water at least for 4 generations. I have been told my great grandmother on my moms side was an exceptional free diver, which was not very common for women back then. My grandfather, was a boat captain and a free diver as well. My uncle followed his footsteps and has a Sport Fishing boat. My mom naturally did not fall too far from the “pond”, she also swam competitively all her life, being able to complete two Ironmans in Hawaii (1988-1989).

In my personal experience, I have always been drawn to water. At first I just thought I really loved the ocean (who wouldn’t?). But as I grew up and was distracted by other things and was forced to be away from water for a very long time, I realized how truly unhappy I was! And I was truly able to understand it more comprehensively once I moved next to the Ocean full time.

If I am not regularly surfing, fishing or snorkeling my Operating System starts to send distress signals. In the ocean or at the rivers I fish, I feel complete, I feel at peace… I do not feel I am wasting my time, before I die. And that made all the difference, and I feel blessed to have been able to figure it out.

Once I was in the Cost Rican Caribbean coast, and I was speaking to an older fisherman, who told me… Those of us who feel this way are “Born of Water”. I did not understand much more of what he wanted to say over his thick Rastafarian accent :-), but those words stuck to me “We are Born of Water”.

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on the Arkansas, Colorado, Dolores, Gunnison, Green, North Platte, Rio Grande, San Miguel and Salmon River. Whether you seek a family vacation in Class II or the rush of Class V white water, Dvorak Expeditions has an ideal rafting trip for you that will create lasting memories. Fly fish or spin fish trips are half day up to 5 days long. We are happy to customize guided fishing trips to give you the best value and variety in western trout fishing.

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