Would you swim here???

We’re back, we’re tired, but refreshed. Sometimes the most fun things are not preplanned….Well what better way to get over a hard time than doing something difficult….like swimming with sharks?  Or feed swimming pigs? Huh?

I have an annoying fear of deep water from watching JAWS at the wrong age. I started surfing to get over the water fear. However every time I’m in the ocean or a really large pool for that matter I hear the JAWS music…So how could I turn down an invite to swim with a bunch of wild but “friendly” sharks?  It was just too enticing, the sign was cool, the marina was charming….

I was all excited until I saw this —

And this—

Would you take a swim here??

Luke and his friend had already gone for a swim and I was labeled a wimp.  We were told these were nurse sharks and they don’t really attack people, and they don’t have big giant teeth. The appeared pretty peaceful, yet I didn’t dig the one lurking right below me. Yikes!

Okay, so I’ll get back to the sharks at the bottom of blog post…..

We also went out to see something I would guess you’ve never seen…. yes SWIMMING PIGS!!

They live wild on an island in the Bahamas.

And as soon as they see your boat they come swimming out to you…

…hoping you’ve got some food with you.

How cute are they???

Cute, yet I would not want to swim with them…

They were giant!

Okay back to the shark swimming….

Luke had already snorkeled around the sharks.

Now it was my turn…

Because isn’t this inviting?

This is what they looked like when we threw in a piece of fish.


Okay and I hate to let myself down by not taking a challenge.

So right before the sun set (you were not allowed to swim after dark) and when of course the camera battery went dead (not kidding)…

It was now or never….

So since I was told I’m not part of their diet, I forced myself to take a swim. I did swim out 6 feet and QUICKLY back again!  Someone has it on video, which I have yet to get.

In fact the nurse sharks are peaceful creatures, they feel like slippery sandpaper when you touch them gently.

Would you do this?

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9 thoughts on “Would you swim here???

  1. Oh my gosh those little pigs are the cutest things I've ever seen! or those *BIG* pigs! They are adorable! And you are very brave for swimming with sharks… I don't think I could do that!
    Love your blog! xx A

  2. You crack me up!!! The pigs!!!! Ha ha ha!!!! You need to frame one of those images.

    And how exciting to at least have had a shark right behind your back!

    Great to see you and Luke having so much fun together.

    I have missed you!


  3. Oh My Gosh….I can't get over the swimming pigs LOL So adorable, but yes, I too would be afraid to swim with them. You go Jill!!! Swimming with sharks can be checked off your bucket list (if that was even on there) 🙂 xx

  4. Hahahaha..too funny! We need to go and what was even more funny I took one look at the sharks and knew they were harmless nurse sharks…don't know if you remember but Charlie was obsessed with sharks for years and I had to read shark dictionaries to him every single night forever. My shark knowledge is extensive, but I'm still chicken shit when I see them in person…so brave Jill!

  5. I just found your blog this morning and knewI was in love…..this is where we went on our honeymoon 3 years ago!!! What an amazing area, it brings back so many incredible memories!!!

    So excited to follow you!

  6. Would love to know where you vacationed in the Bahamas. My husband and I are planning a trip and I need a place with some crystal clear blue water. Swimming pigs are a bonus!

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