Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Sliding Rock, Part II (Without the Deadly Waves)

On Monday (President's Day) we went back to the Sliding Rock area. It was much better this time. Last time we went, we didn't plan for the high tide which caused huge waves to come crashing down into the pool where we were swimming, almost sweeping us out to the ocean. Yesterday we went at low tide, and the waves were manageable.
You wouldn't have seen this face the last time we went.
The water was really green, and SUPER salty. More so than the ocean. But it was fun because the pool is deep and there are lots of fish.

This kind of gives you an idea of how clear the water is.
Pay no attention to the guy who can't open his eyes all the way. The importance of this picture is that it shows how the water enters pool after pool before finally exiting into the ocean.

And when the waves come, you have to hold on tight or you'll get swept away!
Jessi, Jaydn and some of Jaydn's friends enjoyed sitting in the "hot tub," which was (I think) caused by thermal pools underground.

There was one shark in the pool. Fortunately, I was able to get free after he had held my head under the water for a while. No worries; no permanent damage was done.