The ocean… The sound of the waves applauding and hugging the shore. The internal sounds of the body out in the world’s biggest swimming pool. The echo of my sister’s laughter. The salty smell so strong that one can taste it dancing on ones taste buds.
We quickly ran down to the beach, careful to not get in trouble. The beach was absolutely gorgeous. A happy feeling took over my body immediately. The next day was an amazing day for swimming.
Alabama Trip My mom and and dad told me in December that we were going to Gulf Shores, Alabama to visit my grandparents. Gulf Shores is the southernmost town in Alabama, located on the north coast of the Gulf of Mexico. I have been there twice when I was little. I remember that I collected seashells and went swimming with Boppa in the pool.
When I was around ten years old, my brother and I went on a sailing trip with our grandfather. On the trip, we sailed along the southern coast of North America all the way to Florida. Every time we would stop I would grab my fishing rod and a bag of smelly decaying bait shrimp. When we arrived to Florida, we dropped anchor near Key West right by an amazing reef. I can still remember the vibrant colors of the coral in the crystal clear water.
Sharks have played a key role in the ocean, and have lived with little problems. Until a hit movie that scared and terrorized people out of their seats called jaws was in theaters. Sharks have been around longer than humans have, and they are on top of their food chain. They have few predators, but there worst predator is man himself. Do these so called killing machines who are looking for revenge trying to eat anyone who steps foot in their home.
The Great Bay Swim Every year, on a sunny Sunday morning in early June, there is an amazing group of people who participate in the Great Chesapeake Bay Swim, swimming the width of the Bay right between the spans of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, 4.4 miles. They are endurance athletes whose stories and motivations are as widely diverse as they are. They are mature and young, life-long athletes and people who have found fitness to overcome life’s challenges, couples and parents and children and solitary swimmers. And there is a tremendous logistical effort put forth by The Chesapeake Bay Power Boaters Association to support these swimmers and keep them safe.
The picture of the great white shark grabs the audience’s attention because it is something which just about everyone was afraid of even before this film was released. At first glance, the reader sees a woman swimming, but this view point is quickly changed by the massive shark directly beneath her. The shark is obviously swimming its way toward her, which gives the viewer a feeling of suspense. When seeing the poster, the reader feels sympathy with the woman because she may soon
Just about a year ago, my seventh grade class took a trip to Pigeon Key, FL to spend two days at a Marine Science Center. My school encouraged every student to go on the trip and after hours and hours of driving, we were greeted by many enthusiastic staff members excited to take us on the boat to Pigeon Key. When the boat arrived at the dock, I was immediately overwhelmed by the gorgeous scenery. Water wrapped around the island like a blanket, leaving only a small space for the buildings. At the time, there were a small amount of buildings on the island, housing a museum, multiple sleeping quarters, a small kitchen and outdoor dining room, a classroom, and other tiny structures.
It all started on a summer day, I went to nags head beach with my family. We got a big beach house with my whole family and a few friends. This was about 4 years but it feels like it was just the other day. We went at the very end of the summer. It was still nice and warm outside.