The best part of diving at the Oregon Coast Aquarium is that I'm in close contact with marine life. As I continue to explore this underwater otherworld, I am continually struck by the personalities of the life I see, and by the sheer joy of this life being aware that I'm seeing it.
What happens when a non-surfing South African gives surfing a try for the first time? It's quite simple, really: Addiction. Here's my latest musing on the sport I never gave a chance, not until the notion of the "vindictive shark" had been dispelled from my head thanks to the reality check that is scuba diving.