Saturday, June 27, 2009

Surfing U.S.A.

The girls decided to rent surf boards today before they checked the condition of the water. They had frolicked in crystal clear waters all week, with only a tiny bit of seaweed puff-balls floating around. Once they got out there today, however, they realized all kinds of odd looking creatures had joined in on the fun. There were more clear jelly-fish type things (minus tentacles), jelly-fish with their tentacles, more than the usual share of seaweed floating around, what looked like pine needles (although I haven't seen any pine trees nearby), and other creatures that looked like baby eels.... ewww.


The girls did venture into the ocean though.... I have video to prove it. But after getting a sting on her leg and seeing the swimming baby eel-type creatures scurrying off their surf boards, the girls had enjoyed it all they could.


Here they are contemplating what lies beneath....




And how you shouldn't wait until the last day of vacation to do something extra fun....

6 comments:

Caroline said...

Oh... I would not have even stuck my toe in the water! I am such a chicken like that...lol

Mummy McTavish said...

NO WAY WOULD I BE IN THAT WATER! Wolf takes me to the bay where he grew up and it's all weeds and ick and I get the heebie-jeebies. Our water is nice and free from grossness so I know if anything touches my leg I should probably get out of the water, at his beach it's hard to know what's scary and what's normal.

Great photos!

Heather of the EO said...

What brave girls!!! And what an adventure, I love it!

Great photo too, of course :)

AVT Coach said...

So glad you have had some R & R. Looks like the girls had a blast too. You seem to be making the most of each day while you are out of school. Love the photos Roban and your insights! Keep cool!

Monica said...

I actually did a triathlon that invovled swimming in the ocean. I kept stopping because I kept feeling weird stuff on my skin. I can certainly understand the hesitation!

Carrie said...

Looks like a great time! What brave girls you have. I love the vacation photos, thanks for sharing.