Thursday, October 14, 2010

Take Shelter

On the western, bay side of the island, a natural lagoon enters from the sea. This is a very protected area and very calm.
Many of the luxury boats and yachts take anchor here and there are many private slips for the boats.

This is also the area where boats come to hide from hurricanes. Even the ferries are put here for safe keeping.
It's not a good place for swimming. In fact, I have heard tales of small sharks seen swimming around in here. Kind of like a nursery. You can imagine how thrilled I was to hear these stories.


lisa said...

oooh sharks! Don't you wish you could afford one of those lovely boats;)

Linda Dorton said...

The little sharks you see swimming around there are primarily nurse sharks. They're more like giant catfish than predators. They're docile, really.

However wherever there are boats in slips tossing garbage OF ANY KIND into the sea, you will attract predators and sharks for sure.

I'd swim somewhere else.

KfromMichigan said...

SHARK .. Keep your toes out of that water!