Monday, August 15, 2016
Shark Cage Dive soothes anxiety, ha!
While I've been struggling with anxiety and worry lately, I'm also happy to report that I spent some time "outside of the anxiety spiral" this week end. Hubby and I went to the north shore and did a spontaneous cage-shark dive! It was exciting to say the least. I actually got a little queasy from the ocean waves (not pictured here, this is the calm bay around the corner from the harbor). Once the boat got a mile out, it was pretty rough.
Interesting story: so the ocean drops off to 400 miles deep a few miles from here; and over the last century, the crab fishermen have left traps along the way. They collect the traps and only keep the legal sized ones, and throw the rest back to the sea. Well...the sharks have figured out that the noise of the boats means that people are sprinkling goodies back into the ocean, so now when they hear motors, they come circling. Which means, while we aren't crab fisherman, the boat attracts the galapagos sharks and they swim and circle the boat while we're in the cage. It was really cool!
Although I almost barfed on the way back to shore, and then I fell asleep on the way home, ha ha ha. Suffice it to say that it was good to get back to land.
I'm still tugging of warring with my anxiety, but I'm trying to hang on and enjoy the ride. The girls were with their dad this week end, and I can't wait to see them today! This week end is a holiday week end, and hubby is off all three days, so we're looking forward to spending some QT together, yay!