Monday, January 19, 2015

Sandboarding and Whale Sharks, January 18-19

This past Sunday we met up with our friends Robert, Sabrina, Philip, and Nici, fellow Trans-America cyclists whom we had met a few weeks ago.  They invited us to go sandboarding with them and their friend Frida, and we gladly went along and enjoyed a day sliding down dunes and swimming in the ocean.
Sabrina looking like a pro

Robert going down sideways 

Tam and Sabrina

Today, Monday, the weather was perfect, and we took a tour out in the bay to see and swim with some whale sharks!  It was absolutely incredible being so close to these enormous and gentle creatures; in fact, until you're so close, it's tough to comprehend just how gigantic they are: 4-8 meters (13-26 feet) long.  And these are juveniles.

Better photos to come on the Flickr page


  1. Okay, I tried to comment before and it didn't seem to work.

    Looks like a great time! I'm jealous about the whale sharks.

    I'm glad to see you're both doing well. :) While I haven't been reading this as much as I'd have liked, I hope to catch up on it soon.

    Best wishes to you two!

    1. Yeah the whale sharks were super cool! On the boat ride back, we were kind of in awe. Glad to hear you're following a bit, and best wishes to you too!

  2. Your trip is so inspiring! This fall I am definitely hopping on my bike and venturing.

    1. Let us know how it goes! Much of the fun is discovering everything for yourself, of course, yet we would love to share our favorite spots with you!