I’m participating in the online adventure travel magazine LetsBeWild.com’s Wild Weekly Photo Challenge for bloggersThis week’s Challenge is: Exploration!
I explore the desert of Southwest Utah quite frequently. However, this time I decided to post an adventure I had that made me quite queasy (literally). I went on a seven day, seven night Western Caribbean Cruise. One of the destinations was Grand Cayman Island. I had never been snorkeling before, so I decided what the heck.
Notice the reef in the harbor? It means that large ships can’t dock here, just small personal water craft or ferries. Did you know there is a shipwreck in the harbor? Well, it wasn’t caused by the reef like you would think. It was caused by a coal engine. Apparently, the vibrations from the engine rattled the ship apart. Of course the ship wasn’t designed for a coal engine, it was originally a wind powered ship. When the ship made it to harbor, it was leaking so bad, the officials determined to just sink it where it was.
This was the engine for the ship. It’s a popular spot for fish to explore.
Not just fish, but for snorkelers (like me) and scuba divers like him:
Of course, that’s about the time claustrophobia kicked in and I had to leave the water. It was fun while it lasted, though. I had a blast.