Winter is seeming very long and cold this year and I can’t stop thinking about going to the ocean for some R & R, but I would like to go to a nice place, a new place. I would like to sit under the sun and look at blue water. I would like to hear the sound of the waves and smell the salt air, and perhaps drink something exotic like a pina colada. I would like to do this for about a month, but who has that kind of free time? So I have been investigating ocean get-aways. My wandering has led me to places I know I will not go or places that are known to be the “worst beach destinations”.
Unless I want to swim with sharks I think I will avoid Africa and Australia where they seem to be abundant:
Just look at the size of his mouth, I think he could swallow that guy whole! I have always been fascinated with sharks, but have never wanted to swim with them. This photo was taken of a shark in South Africa.
If I decide to vacation in Japan I could be swimming with the species known as the frilled shark, well I wouldn’t exactly be swimming with him, but he would be down there in deep, deep water hiding. He really looks like something prehistoric, doesn’t he? I could see him up close at Japan’s Awashima Marine Aquarium. He’s kind of freaky!
I would not want to be caught alone with this fellow who looks like he could eat a lot. So I am figuring I will NOT go where there are sharks!
I also think at this point I will avoid dirty beaches like this one in Virginia or this one in New York
But most of all I think I will avoid China where it seems the idea of sunning yourself has been shunned in favor of Mcdonalds Umbrella advertising
Where is the pleasure in that? Whoa!
So my search continues!
And I can still fantasize: