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It’s Shark Week time for those of us watching Discovery Channel. Unfortunately for me, my hotel room doesn’t have the Discovery Channel (and I haven’t been in it much anyway) – but once I return home you can bet the first order of business will be getting in my Shark Week content. Yes, some of it’s fairly sensationalist, and some just a bit skewed from reality – but that doesn’t mean we don’t all enjoy watching it.
(Yes, that’s me…and yes, I’m wearing a FR310XT. The short story is that I had killed my cheap Target watch the day prior in the cage, and needed a way to know how long for rotations, it worked well. Rest of the story down below in the Great White trip.)
For those that have followed for a while you know I love sharks, and there’s no better time to display that love than this week. It’s like setting off fireworks leading up to the 4th of July. Oddly enough, now to think about it, both fireworks and sharks could result in loss of limb or life if handled improperly.
(Whale Sharks in the Maldives with a Whale Shark Research Team, details below)
Back in December I had a fun post featuring some work that Olympic Swimmer Amanda Beard did around shark conservation. It’s always good to see athletes getting involved in conservation efforts, and especially nice to see one so close to our sport do so.
So here’s a collection of my best shark related adventures for you to relive (or to burn away any productivity you may have had this Thursday morning at work):
Great White Shark Diving: This was a big trip my brother and I did out on a live aboard with a bunch of film producers working on a documentary. We spent a week onboard hundreds of miles off the shore of Mexico – took us about 30 hours nonstop to get there. Very very cool. Would love to do it again some day. Start from the beginning and enjoy the trip.
I’ve got a few other shark related places I’d love to go visit. For example, the Galapagos Islands, off the coast of Kenya with more Whale Sharks, the great migration off the coast of South Africa (see this incredacrazy video):
Sardine Run Craziness
…and maybe even some Tigers in the Caribbean some day.
In the meantime…back to watching Shark Week. Enjoy!
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Many readers stumble into my website in search of information on the latest and greatest sports tech products. But at the end of the day, you might just be wondering “What does Ray use when not testing new products?”. So here is the most up to date list of products I like and fit the bill for me and my training needs best! DC Rainmaker 2019 swim, bike, run, and general gear list. But wait, are you a female and feel like these things might not apply to you? If that’s the case (but certainly not saying my choices aren’t good for women), and you just want to see a different gear junkies “picks”, check out The Girl’s 2018 Gear Guide too.