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Hook Line and Sinker – The lure of the ocean

By Tony Hooker

“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.”—-Jaques Cousteau

If I’m being perfectly honest with myself, when I was in the Navy, I was rather indifferent to the Ocean.  My shipmates and I invariably worked the 1900-0700 shift on the Enterprise, (That’s 7 PM to 7 AM for you land lubbers)  and we would often stray to a sponson to watch the sunrise come up over the edge of the sea.

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