Image from liveleak.com
This was directly offshore. All of those gray shadows are sharks! Some up to 14 feet in length. Initially they were allowing us in the water up to our ankles to fill buckets for making sandcastles. It was a bummer not to be in the water but watching the sharks cut through the waves and literally throw themselves out of the water in a vicious quest for their prey was fascinating. Actually, fascinating doesn't even begin to describe it. I think this was probably a once in a lifetime experience. At one point there was a shark that was easily 7 feet long swimming no more than 10 feet in front of us. The sharks got so big and so close that the lifeguards cleared the water entirely. Not so much as a toe was allowed in the water. There was literally a feeding frenzy in the works.
I'll be back to silly for my next post, but this was too fabulous not to mention.