The water has been pretty crappy and cloudy after our big thunderstorm this week. I ended up going out for a sortie with my girlfriend’s brother-in-law, since I offered to take him, and he jumped at it. Visibility wasn’t very good, and conditions weren’t ideal either, but that didn’t stop us from having a great time. He had only ever been out snorkeling once in his life, and he had never really tried freediving, so it was really great when I taught him a little technique and took him out. He got excited over everything that he saw, even over the littlest thing that I have seen hundreds of times already.
I love going out with newbies, since it makes me stop and look at things that I pass by frequently. I am reminded of the wonder that I had and the thrill of discovery when I first started. It is always refreshing to recapture some of that spirit through another. I was searching all over the place for a rascasse to show him. And you know what? It was fun!
Anyways, on to the title. I saw another Rhizostome this morning, bringing the total to four in a week. I also caught report of a fifth being sighted this morning by another freediver. Rhizostomes are very rare normally. One sighting is a pretty rare deal. Four or five in a week is flat out strange.
Sorry for the pics. With the water being so cloudy, I didn’t even bother bringing my good camera. I was packing just my little old Canon Powershot D10. The photos definitely are not my best, but I can’t NOT post another photo of a Rhizoztome!
I know I said it last week, but THIS will probably be my last post for awhile. I will be off to Corsica next week, and won’t be able to post until sometime after we get back.