CNN is reporting the tragic news of a likely great white shark attack that resulted in the death of a 66-year old man.
A 66-year-old man died early Friday after being attacked by what authorities suspect was a great white shark off the southern California coast. Dave Martin, a retired veterinarian, was pronounced dead shortly after the incident, which occurred about 7 a.m. (10 a.m. ET) at Solana Beach, California. Martin was in a group of nine swimmers "when he was bitten across both thighs by what is believed to be a great white shark," according to a statement issued by the San Diego County Sheriff's Department. "Some of the other swimmers looked back to see the victim up out of the water flailing, and (he) was pulled back under the water. He came up screaming and was helped to shore by four of the swimmers."
The proper way to read the title of this post, is by simultaneously gyrating your hips & singing the same line in Ricki Martin's song, Shake Your Bon Bon. If you don't know what I am talking about, click here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bu9iUD47Fkc and fast forward to second 28! I promise you the very act of my suggested moves will improve your day immensely.
Like any crazy person, I love to travel to far-off locals with barely an itinerary in sight. Okay, I always start out OCD but then I realize sometimes more fun is had without concrete plans. Of course, one can never travel without a good book. If you need a suspenseful, funny novel with tons of scuba diving mishaps check out Olivia Joules & the Overactive Imagination by Helen Fielding. While the book will never win any literature achievement awards, it's entertaining none the less.
My trips have been relatively short & mostly focused on one region... but how great would it be to travel around the world? One can imagine an adventure filled with scuba diving in every conceivable country & filling one's passport with exotic stamps along the way! Let me introduce you to my friend Angela, who I've known since sixth grade, and her husband, Fritz. Last year, they decided to get away from it all & travel around the world, literally. Fritz maintains a blog (which I obsessively check) spotlighting the highlights of their trip. I am super jealous of this amazing expedition & all of the spectacular places they have visited. Honestly, it's the journey of a lifetime! You can travel along with them too http://www.travelrats.blogspot.com/