I dragged myself out of bed at the ungodly hour of 6am to go on the morning swim. I must begrudgingly tell you that it was in fact, worth it. We entered by way of the jetty. There are a set of stairs that lead down to the surface which basically means we just stepped into the water. :P Well, Edd did a front flip and Logan did a backflip. It was a little chilly, but not as chilly as I thought it would be.
I saw a 6 foot black tip shark (pictured above) and it swam right past me. It was so cool. Sharks have electro-receptors which means they can tell where you are long before you even see them. So the fact that it gets so close to anyone is so cool! They basically let you see them. They allow you a glimpse into their life for a fleeting moment and it's so special and powerful. It scared the shit out of that turtle right there though. XD
I also saw a guitar shark, a wobbegong, a giant grouper that was nearly the size of me, and a flounder.
It was my favorite snorkel so far!
In the past our planet lay barren with no trace of life. The sea tried to emulate life as it slithered and writhed under the piercing sun but could not muster consciousness.
Then one day, a being from the skies descended to the edge of the water. His wind tousled hair and tilted smile gave him a charming, mischievous aura. He spoke in a manner that no human today could understand, because it sounded as if he was speaking in many different tongues all at once.
He looked out across the horizon and chortled a mighty chortle as if in pity of the desolate scene. With great grace and power, he lowered himself to one knee to bring his lips close to the surface. With once lengthy breath he churned the surface and in the little eddies single cells swirled into existence. He beamed proudly at his work and watched their slow movements. With his immense hand he traced the currents and watched as the cells joined together one after the other.
He stood back and watched as lustrous scales, supple skin, and shadowy hair were gradually formed and then shaped into a being with beautiful curves that mimicked the waves in which it was born. This beautiful being used her fish tail to hold her head above the water. She looked at this god with her blinking blue eyes. Though new, her stare held wisdom beyond her years. This man could not help but be completely enamored with this gorgeous creature and returned each day for the following year to see her.
One day, he gained the courage to ask her if she would join him on land as he reached down to pull to her out of the water. She took his hand and let his mighty strength lift her, and the touch of the air melted away her scales to reveal legs like that of the god’s so that they could be together forever on the land. They walked the earth and occasionally visited the ocean to watch as the cells joined to form more creatures. In modern times they still walk among us and share their love of the ocean with all who will listen.
These are the results Susie and I have worked so hard to get. (Edd says we didn't work that hard but he's a liar so....) Hahaha anyways, the fact that the blue line goes up at all means that we done good.
HERON ISLAND FACT:
When it rains, IT POURS.