Beach Walk 62 – Have You Hugged a Shark Today?

There’s more to the story of Lexi deciding not to swim with me yesterday.

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I followed on today with my curiosity when Lexi refuses to go in the water and swim with me. I think it is because she simply prefers to chase her ball. But, it does remind me of a woman on Maui who swam every morning, with her dog. Until one morning when she was eaten by a tiger shark. Strangely, her dog would not go in the water that morning.

Sharks get a bad rap in my opinion. Here in Hawai’i, they are respected and loved, though declining in numbers.

You can see (or buy) the BBC documentary about tiger sharks.
Tiger Shark Attack: Beyond Fear

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Mahalo to Lana Petty, Guest Director today, assisted by Chris Nichols. Please check out their sites:
Honu Lani – Shea Butter Lip Balm
Pet Flight – Learn all about traveling with your pet
Brent Dog – The Yellow Lab’s site

Tip: If you leave a message on the conch, please speak up so we can hear you! It’s noisy out there by the wind and waves. 🙂

Hawaiian words
Manō: shark
ʻAumākua: personal or family gods; deified ancestors
Lani: heaven, heavenly, spiritual

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