Wow do surfers make this look easy! I was sore and tired after my first time trying surfing in Hawaii. I got one good ride on the surfboard and a few where I was on the wave, but was just a bit too chicken to stand up. Unfortunately, my chest really just can’t stand laying down on an really hard, flat surface otherwise I would have stayed out longer and tried to get in a few more waves.
whiteisland's Life List
1. visit every state in the U.S.
2. do stand up comedy
3. backpack through Europe
4. Read the Bible
5. read the Bible daily
6. travel to every continent
7. Go white water rafting
8. run a half marathon
9. have an art show
Just got back from Hawaii where I got the chance to snorkel! It was a little nerve wracking as at first you have to suck in air through your nose to keep the seal which means sucking in for air and not being able to breathe while being partially submerged underwater.
Once I got over it and realized that the tube was okay for breathing it was really enjoyable. Just have to watch out for coral close to the surface as the stuff can be very sharp.
Unfortunately, my snorkeling was cut short as I was swimming past some coral and felt a horrible wrapping, burning, stinging feeling on my wrist. It hurt like hell and I swam for shore as fast as possible sucking in more than my share of salty seawater as I went. It appeared to be from a jellyfish tentacle (although I didn’t see the jellyfish) and had some welts in lines on my wrist from where it got wrapped around. Luckily no allergic reaction and it was fine.
I would definitely still go again!
I had the goal last year of wanting to visit a place out of the country in the next year even though I’m too poor to travel. Well opportunity must follow intention because I found out about a program through my university where you could travel to South Korea FOR FREE by teaching English at summer camps sponsored by the local government.
Now, I’ve been to two continents and once my financial picture is looking a bit brighter I hope to add two more in the next five years!
And since not everyone counts continents the same way that means I’m at 2 of 7 (Asia and North America) and hopefully in the next five years will be at 4 of 7 (Europe and South America).