Wordless Wednesday – My Head is in the Clouds

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How the Red Sea Changed My Life

That title sounds a bit ridiculous, right?  But, it’s definitely the truth.  To be completely honest, before we moved to Jeddah I was not comfortable in water over my head.  To be even more honest, I was scared of water more than about four feet deep!  I’ve never been a strong swimmer and I never learned how to tread water…so I didn’t spend much time putting much more than my feet in the water.  Oh, and did I mention my fear of fish?

While American Kids and I were waiting for our visas to be approved, American Husband went snorkeling almost every weekend.  Even though I was super jealous of him I didn’t think I would ever face my fears and join in.  Somehow (with a lot of coaxing) AH managed to get me in the water and I quickly started to enjoy myself.  Over the last few months I have even faced my fear of fish and I’m actually comfortable being surrounded by them!

zebrafish are my homies  © American Kat in Jeddah 2013

Here are a few pictures from this weekend out in the Red Sea:

This picture was taken from about 20+ feet from the surface!

This picture was taken from about 20+ feet from the surface!

 

red sea © American Kat in Jeddah 2013

 

Can you spot the sea urchin?

Can you spot the sea urchin?

 

Oh nothing, just a puffer fish in a bowl!

Oh nothing, just a puffer fish in a bowl!

 

A sea creature.  I honestly don't know what the heck it is.  Maybe some sea snake/eel thing?

A sea creature. I honestly don’t know what the heck it is. Maybe some sea snake/eel thing?  Maybe an egg sack type thing?

 

A bunch of zebra fish following American Son around.

A bunch of zebra fish following American Son around.

 

American Daughter cheesing it up while American Son has a breakdown.  Just a typical day around here.

American Daughter cheesing it up while American Son has a breakdown. Just a typical day around here.

 

So yeah, it sounds ridiculous, but the Red Sea changed my life.  I absolutely love snorkeling now and I am seriously considering taking some diving classes.

XOXO,
American Kat