Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Bruce and Rays

The Tahiti Express ocean current was ripping along close to shore again this morning. It has been running strong for over a week now, and I think I've figured out how to beat it. If I swim right up against the rocky point, I get past it. Barely. I still ended up swimming in place for much longer than I like. Plus each wave threatened to throw me up on the jagged lava rocks and spiny sea urchins. So far, so good, though.

Because the current is so strong, the Spotted Eagle Rays have moved in closer to shore and up a ways. I got to swim with three of them this morning until I finally got tired of fighting the current. As I swam on, another ray flew past me riding the current, moving way too fast to get a photo.

Bruce the White Tip Reef Shark was home today for the first time in a long time. Maybe the early morning hunting has been good. Click HERE or below for a very brief video of today's encounter.

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