We didn't live near water so I never really got to experience being on a beach or wading in the water, I certainly never got to ride on a boat. We went to visit my uncle one weekend and he had a huge house, right on the water. We walked through the backyard one afternoon towards the dock and he took turns helping each of us onto the speed boat. As the engine started up, I found myself feeling a little nervous but really energized. I waited for a moment and then we were off, starting off slowly and then moving faster towards the middle of the lake. I put my head back and felt my hair fly beside me, almost sideways whipping in the wind. I could feel the waves crashing beneath us as the boat sped faster and faster. I had never felt more alive as little droplets of water would land on my face while we raced through the water.