Tuesday, 7 May 2013

The Ocean Scares Me


I love swimming. I’m a regular water baby. I love the beach. 

 
beach

But somehow, due to some reason, the ocean scares me. It’s big. It’s vast. It’s deep, and if you’re in it, there’s nowhere you can hold on to, no way you can “rest” for a short while. Of course, not to mention the myriad of strange creatures that live in the ocean. 

frill shark


Sharks. Rays. 

Imma eat you with a dash of salt and pepper

Portuguese Man-of-Wars (or is it Portuguese Men-of-War??). All those deep-sea creatures we’ve not yet discovered.

blob fish (happy nightmares)
 

Giant squids. Octopuses. Whales. And big waves which push you down. Strong currents that drag you away. 

It’s just too vast, scary, deep, undiscovered and inhabited

Well, I’m a land animal, biologically speaking, so I guess I won’t have to worry about these scenarios too much. I do think about what would happen if my airplane falls into the ocean…? That’s a nightmare I get sometimes before a potential overseas trip. 



Today's prompt: The thing(s) you're most afraid of

17 comments:

  1. I think that photo of the Blop Fish is going to haunt my dreams now!

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    1. That was its original intention ;)

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    2. It's the Frill shark thats got me lol!

      www.daisybisley.com

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  2. I come from the opposite side. I love the ocean for all the reasons you dislike it. It is one giant adventure to me.

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    1. Reading about aquatic life is fascinating. Marine biology is intriguing. But I'd rather not be in the ocean, I'm content with watching it from afar!

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  3. I am fascinated by the ocean, but at the same time I completely agree with you. The strength and power of it is overwhelming, and definitely scary.

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    1. It's fascinating when it's in a book, or in a documentary...but not when it's all around me :D

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  4. I have never seen a frill shark before, it's not got a good look going on!

    Rachel x

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    1. It looks rather prehistoric, doesn't it?

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  5. I like the ocean and I like swimming in it, but only when I can see the bottom haha

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  6. My husband is terrified of the ocean, too. He thinks he's going to get eaten by a shark or something. But he's fine with lakes. :-)

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  7. Agreed. Age 12 I went kayaking in the ocean to see the sea gulls. Most terrifying thing ever. The tour guide was crazy and couldn't understand why I was crying scared.

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  8. Well, I wasn't really afraid of the ocean (although when I do go further out I do wonder what's down below!). But now seeing these creatures - especially that Frill Shark (never ever heard of that) - I think I'll be terrified next time we are at the coast! Thanks for that ;-)

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  9. OMG I have this picture that tries to demonstrate the depth of the ocean :o it is one of the most scariest things I've seen in a while :o

    http://magicinacupcake.blogspot.com/

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