To: Mr. Brightside
Seen that before. Love that photo.
My wife and I lived in Honolulu for a year in the early 1990s. One day we're at Kailua Beach park, swimming around, the little shark-food turtles bobbing. We went home, and read in the afternoon that they'd caught a 16 foot tiger (stupidest, hungriest, least people skittish) off that beach.
After that, each time I'd go into the water I'd lose my ability to breathe.
That monster in the pic looks about, oh, 12. Imagine a THIRD bigger than that.
I don't know. Neurosis? Or is it acceptable that I don't want to be consumed by a prehistoric animal?
To: Plymouth Sentinel
We stayed at Maui Prince Makena for 10 days in November! There are several areas of rocks and reef between Makena and Molikini full of fish, octopi and turtles. All the turtles we saw were huge! Not bait at all. We saw no sharks, but I just told my husband that if I had read this before booking, I would have had serious second thoughts.
I love the ocean. I am a scuba diver and snorkeler. I am not anxious to meet a shark in the water. I think your reaction was rational.
posted on 02/04/2006 11:44:55 AM PST
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