Life in Asphyxiation Point can be hectic and sometimes even dangerous, as evidenced by recent reports. Sometimes it can be easy to forget the simple things in life and just relax. With so many restaurants, shops and frequent events there is certainly plenty to keep a person occupied, but what about when you want something different?
Different is right outside our doors, almost literally. We can all see the ships as they skim the horizon and most are working vessels, out to catch fresh fish, crab and lobster. But have you ever wondered what it was like below? Where those creatures live? My wife Jadey did and decided to take me along to discover this all but unknown world.
Having lived for a while in Florida, Jadey had learned to SCUBA dive and even lured me into the leisure activity. Still having our SCUBA gear in good working order, Jadey "convinced' me to follow her on the adventure. We made out way to one of the piers on The Point where we made our splash down.
The water surrounding our island is surprisingly clear and affords a beautiful view of the flora and fauna that are mostly native to Maine. The population of fish that surround us, that we never think of and rarely see, is astonishing. The kelp and seaweed are enormous, but what truly surprised us was the lobster.
With a reported 40 million pounds, nearly 90 percent of the nation's supply of lobster, caught in and around Maine. Neither of us expected to see any. Yet as we neared the end of our dive Jadey spotted one and we swam over to have a look. It was a beautiful, and impressively large, blue colored lobster. Before we swam away we decided to keep it for ourselves and it made for a delicious brunch. It wasn't until after we had finished our meal and I sat to research and write this story that I discovered that the blue lobster is rare and quite valuable. Never the less, I have to say, we found it quite delicious and Jadey only needed two shots from her epinephrine pen due to her shell fish allergy.
So the next time you feel stressed, feel like the world has nothing new to offer or have simply run out of things to do, don't forget that the waters all around us have much to offer!
Reported by Pen Dragon
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