TIM BUCKLEY - Dolphins(1973)
There I was, I had been in Saudi Arabia for less than a week and I was being taken to the Red Sea Reef. I was looking forward to it. You had to basically swim and walk to the reef where the water was a few feet deep and when you came to the edge it was almost a vertical drop. When you put goggles on and went under, it was a whole new bright blue exciting world. It was amazing I had never seen anything like it, a world full of colour and strange and exotic fish, there were literally thousands, all shapes and sizes. It was straight out of the under water programme by Hans and Lotte Haas (Hands on Lotte's Ass, as I called it as a kid) .
This is why I came to Arabia I thought. I surfaced for air one more time not expecting the horror that awaited my eyes. I was about 5 metres or so from the reef and I could see a large dark fin on the surface and it was heading straight for me.
It was in extreme panic I swam for the reef, I thought this was it and I fully expected a bite at any time, I even felt the pain of my severed limb. I made it to the reef and ran, fell scraped my knees on the reef, blood everywhere. But I was safe. I was alive! and intact!.
|Flipper the dolphin!|
I thought of Tim Buckley!
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