You will not believe what I did today. I went snorkeling. IN THE OCEAN! This is a big deal for me. I grew up watching Jaws and having a phobia of being in large bodies of water because of it. Seriously, I would get panic attacks in a lake. Never in my life did I think I’d ever actually go in to the ocean.
It was an amazing experience. At first going in and trying to breath through the snorkel freaked me out a bit. But once I got the hang of it it was so fun! I love floating with the waves, staring at the sea bed looking for wildlife.
We ended up only seeing one tiny leopard shark but, honestly, that was enough shark for me. We also saw some rays and other fish which were super cool! We swam for about an hour and a half and then we realized how freaking cold we were!! We got out to lay in the sun for a bit to warm up but our wet suits kept us pretty cold still. I couldn’t stop shaking and my hands were blue so we decided to call it a day.
Anyways I sadly do not have any photos of Win and I’s snorkeling adventure in La Jolla. We bought an underwater camera but since it’s a disposable we’re going to have to take it in to be developed! I promise to share them with you all as soon as I have them though.
So instead of (hopefully) amazing underwater shots I give you photos of food! I had a big bowl of Coach’s oats for breakfast with a banana and peanut butter mixed in. Yay oatmeal! I’ve forgotten how much I love this stuff. Sorry Weetabix, but you’re gonna have to share me.
After swimming all over and trying to bring our body temperatures back up to normal, we were famished and ready to be warm and eat good food. So Win drove me to her all time favorite fish taco place, The Beach House at Cardiff by the Sea, and there we each had one and split a delicious salad with goat cheese, tomatoes, fennel, and a pomegranate balsamic vinaigrette. We also toasted our facing our ocean phobia fears with crisp glasses of Riesling while we overlooked the sea. We even saw dolphins far out!
In the evening, we headed to Coronado for the wine and cheese tasting we picked up through Groupon at WineStyles. Is this beach not amazing? We arrived early so we walked around and took in the beautiful sights.
When we were through we walked the streets of Coronado until we found a delicious Italian place, Island Pasta. There I got Wild Mushroom Ravioli that was just soo scrumptious I ate the whole damn thing. =P
What an amazing day! I can’t believe I swam in the ocean!!