The last couple of weeks have been crazy for me. I don't want anyone that reads YakSmack to think that I have abandoned it, because I haven't. I have nurtured this site for many months now and my recent absence from writing feels like I have been neglecting my favorite puppy, or something like that.
My attention has been focused on family right now and I know that everyone understands that. Many of you that regularly fish with me know that my mom has been battling breast cancer for about three years now. She has been an inspiration to me, as I have never seen one person fight so hard and be so determined to accomplish something. We recently have had some significant set backs in her condition but we are hopeful that a new surgery and new chemo drug will get her back in action. Lots of prayers and good thoughts are always appreciated.
On a lighter side I also have a trip to the coast planned for the end of July, and I have booked a guided kayak fishing trip with Slow Ride Guide Services out of Port Aransas. Dean Thomas is the guide and owner of Slow Ride and he has been highly recommended by everyone. This will be my first kayak fishing experience in salt and I look forward to sharing my "epic" trip with you.
I also pulled the trigger on a new camcorder/camera that I will take on my trip and do a full review on. I bought the Samsung HMX-W300 rugged pocket camcorder, after much internal debate, and I am excited to put it to the test and report back.