You Can Never Get Enough
10.02.2015 - 10.02.2015
We rise with daylight, have a quick breakfast and paddle for an hour to one of the Cocos Islands for snorkelling. We will snorkel navigate two of the Cocos Islands, The first is the biggest and we spend an hour and a half in the water. The sea life is even more impressive especially where the current streams by, the fish are so thick we are literally surrounded by them in the hundreds - all careful to keep a distance of 8 to 12 inches. We lunch on sand beaches and then are back in the water. I try out my new Go Pro with a a telescopic rod so I can get closer to the fish. on every snorkle we are eager in anticipation of something new and unique. I try and capture a reef shark on camera but when I get within 5 or 6 feet it turns on the speed and I can't keep up. I see a spotted ray and catch it on camera. Some of the schools of. fish get so close, they nearly flap the camera with their tails.
SWIMMING WITH THE FISHIES
[ b] SNORKELLING WITH SHARKS[/b]
We end the day with another snorkel out to our islets offshore and I see two more reef sharks and then a much bigger 10 foot plus shark with a more snout nose. Something tells me not to stick my Go Pro in front of its snout. It checks me out gives a passing nod and swims by. When I reach shore I find out it is a bull shark, one of the more aggressive sharks known to attack humans. Sometimes it is good to find these things out after the fact. Cutter also ran into it separately from me and when it started to turn back towards him, he decided that was enough, and headed for shore at record speed. We share stories over dinner. A great group of kids to hang out with - 30 years young. Stories oHf places we've been, what we do, stories of our life. I have an advantage over most of them. Monte gives me a nice compliment when ihe says " you are my inspiration for when I turn 50."
We spend the early evening listening to the lap of the waves, the howlers and the toads.
SNORKELLING WITH THE SHARKS