Thursday, May 17, 2012

Kayaker in Cambria, CA mistaken by great white for food.

See attached clip.

"Shark Attack?

"The first time you quit is the last time you try."

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Oceanside Harbor Dredging Dirty Water Today

The water looked nasty today and it sure was...Brown water is not my favorite color.  I guessed the direction of the current correctly, which was nice, but I had a hard, rough, kinda' gross swim today.
The water is too hot.  There is all sorts of small bits of nasty dirty stuff in the water and some of it smells.
Getting in was rough.  I got a workout getting through the surf-and it was a bit scary rough.
I don't have photos but it wasn't a beautiful scenic day at the beach.  There were about 1 to 2 dozen surfers on the south side, where the water was a bit less dirty.  I didn't really like the swim today.  It was just a rough slog through choppy, dirty, smelly, rough water.  When the city does its dredging of the harbor, they pump all that cruddy sand and water down south on the beach that causes the problem.  I was actually reminded today while swimming of my old Navy SCUBA diving school training in San Diego harbor in 1979.  We learned to dive in the nastiest water at the 32nd Street Navy Shipyard.  We actually dove in our own urine and feces in the harbor.  It seems crazy nowadays but it was quite normal and laughable to us back then.  One guy would say something like, "I'm going below decks to the head and I ate corn last night.  Look for it."  So then we would gather at the rail of the diving barge where the toilets flushed the crap above water level right out into the harbor where we dived.  If we saw corn we'd all go crazy cracking up laughing.  Things sure have changed, eh?

"The first time you quit is the last time you try."