Day 75: (Almost) Drowning in Dominica

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{cruise day 4/11}

I think I’ve accidentally become a morning person. Weird. I’ll need to fix that. Anyway, I’m on my 8th cruise now. We have one more lap in the Caribbean then we’re off to Alaska.

I realized something today: I can’t swim in cold, fresh water. Too bad I only figured that out in the middle of a gorge in Dominica. Almost drowning is kinda scary. My first thought was FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK. A few things occurred to me as I thought my time was up:

1. I wish I had tried all the flavors of Baskin Robbins ice-cream.
2. Damnnit, I haven’t done Radka & my taxes, and now it will probably never get done.
3. I wish I had learnt Spanish. And to Tango. And to swim properly.
4. I think I still owe Mike money.

I think I’ve learnt a few things from my brush with death. You should do your taxes on a timely basis, because you never know. And don’t borrow money.

I was also a little disappointed. Drowning is a lame way to go. And call me a romantic, but I always pictured that I would go out in a bang. Like in a Las Vegas hotel room involving coke, hookers and auto-erotic asphyxiation.

Oh yeah, so I survived. An old man helped me to one end of the gouge. And then a little girl helped me back out. My ego is not too big to accept help from a little girl. Especially in a life or death situation. Anyway, I felt reborn after that. I wonder if that’s how Jesus felt after he was baptized. I guess I now need to have some sort of epiphany.

 
almost drowning in a gorge in dominica
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