dreamland beach, bali
Anyone who knows me well knows that I'm a beach person. However, these photos document my worst beach experience ever! I know, it looks so beautiful. However, I woke up that morning not feeling that great so I was just hanging out on a beach chair, taking these pictures. My younger brother came out of the waves exlclaiming that this was one of the most fun things he had ever done in his life! Well, I'm always afraid of missing out on really great things, so I reckoned I should play in the waves at least a bit.
Mike led me out to the waves and told me to jump under a wave so we could get past the point at which they were breaking, but I wasn't ready so I totally got caught up in it. Next thing I knew, I was getting whipped around by these waves. I couldn't breathe, I couldn't get out of them. I yelled to my younger brother (the one who had convinced me to go in in the first place!) to help me get out and he tried, but then I got hit by another huge wave. Eventually I pawed my way to the shore. I was almost hyperventilating, I had sand EVERYWHERE, my bathing suit was definitely askew - I'm sure I looked like a huge mess. I sat on the beach and just cried. It was so scary!
But you know as a prairie girl with nary an ocean in sight, it's probably good to get a good lesson from the ocean once in awhile. You don't mess with the ocean!