Thursday, April 21, 2011

R is for...

Reaching for my snorkel gear, I'd decided to give it a try.  It was time to look for sharks.  This year, while vacationing in Aruba, I had the good fortune to meet a gentleman from Sweden.  He was a professional diver and had assured me that sharks are one of THE most gentile species that inhabit the sea.  Sure, okay Jon...whatever you say, I thought.

So, at the age of  my age, I decided to give it a try.  Assuring me I would be safe, I followed he and his wife to our starting point.  He suggested that I remove, my bracelet due to their attraction to shiny surfaces even though I would be snorkeling with his wife while he dove deeper with his scuba gear.

Dangling my legs over the side and feeling the air bubbles slowly surface as my cobalt blue flippers sank lower beneath the surface, my heart began to race.  I was scared.  Do I back out now? 

to be continued...

10 comments:

gld said...

Yes, you back out now! You are a daring gal! I, on the other hand, am a complete coward.

Bee Lady said...

BACK OUT BACK OUT!!! SWIM FOR YOU LIFE!!!!

Cindy Bee

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Last time I was snorkeling was when I was 9 weeks pregnant with Pierce. It was in Belize, on a reef in 20 feet of water, and the waves were really choppy that day. Needless to say morning sickness kicked in and I got out after just 20 minutes!

Texan said...

Feeling like a potential shark snack were you? LOL

texwisgirl said...

i'm guessing we know what "s" is for...

mybabyjohn said...

Absolutely back out now..right now...no waiting no hesitating.

Chatty Crone said...

No! Hope you didn't! sandie

Angela said...

You are a brave woman! I know you didn't back out!

Have a Great Day!
Angela

Joyce Lansky said...

Interesting angle for the AtoZ challenge. Well done!

Joyce
http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

forestwalk/laura k said...

nope. no backing out for you...let's see...this post is R...i can take a wild guess at what you'll find in that crystal clear water...starts with an S...and do they look BIGGER through those goggles?

(or maybe S stands for Stop...Slow down...Sand in my face...Strike three, i'm outa here!) :)

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