Saturday, August 6, 2011
Sometimes when I hear my friends talking about going on cruises..I think 'That really sounds like fun!' Di had a great time when she went...Tinka and Mary did too...so why wouldn't Mr. Z and I? I usually entertain this thought for a moment or two..until I remember how afraid I am of the ocean. Well..not the ocean exactly...what lives IN the ocean. There are huge fish lurking just beneath the surface of those beautiful blue waters...fish like the Whale Shark. The biggest confirmed Whale Shark was over 41 ft long..but there have been unconfirmed reports of larger ones. Larger ones? I just shiver at the thought! I was looking at Yahoo News the other day and came across a slideshow of a diver swimming near this massive fish. That was all I needed to see. I understand that it's a gentle giant..I get that it doesn't eat other fishies..well not on purpose..since it's mouth is about six feet wide..it might do it accidentally..I really do understand all that..but it's so dang BIG..and it's swimming in the ocean.....somewhere... I can't help it..that scares me! So if anyone wonders why I won't ever, ever, ever go on a cruise..or go sailing..or swim more than 5 ft from shore..well..check out these pictures...cuz that's the reason....