Navigating in the Indian Ocean
There are several ways in which people seek fun and pleasure in their lives in order to reduce boredom that life may bring in our daily lives. One of the best ways that I usually use to have fun is through navigating in the ocean. This is where the water is not limited by boundaries and the tides that are witnessed in the ocean are usually strong and very enjoyable.
When I was growing up, I always desired to visit the lakeside or one of the big water bodies that I could see in the television. The only water body that served my neighborhood was a small river that crossed through the neighborhood off to the far east. It was only nearby that a man-made lake had been formed courtesy of fun loving neighbors.
This is where we could all go after school to refresh our minds and play in the water with each other. It was a fun filling event that we all adored, and since then, my passion for swimming and navigating started to develop. I vowed to myself that once I grew of age, I would visit the best beaches and take my adventure deep in the ocean to feel it all.
Navigating in the Atlantic Ocean is a very enjoyable exercise, although all due caution should be exercised before getting deep into the ocean. I had planned all my life to take my family for navigation in the ocean and my dream came true when I got married. I had on several occasions mentioned to my fiancée of my undying love for navigation and had actually taken her on a few trips in the lakeside.
Fun in the Ocean
After my wedding, I decided to do what I love most with my wife during our honeymoon. I had earlier on organized for all the key tools and equipment to be available prior to our visit so that everything could go on as planned. Since I well new my wedding planner, I trusted him to take care of the navigation preparations and all that was left was for me start my honeymoon.
Two days after my wedding, my new wife accompanied me for a journey to Zanzibar highland for our honeymoon. We arrived there in good time, relaxed in the hotel and set out to start our navigation early the next day. It was a peaceful night and the breeze of the ocean that came through our hotel room made us to become even more anxious to start the navigation.
The following morning, I set up to check all the items that had been parked for our exciting task. Everything had been provided as planned apart from one thing – the compass. I was concerned at first but the impatience of my wife made her to convince me that it was okay to start navigating without it since she promised to remind me not to go deep into the ocean, far from the shores. I was adamant for a while but her soft and tender voice of beseeching finally convinced me to go without it.
It was all glamour and the experience was thrilling. The waters were so cool without much tides and it so easy to navigate during those morning ours. We easily made various round trips across the ocean but bearing in mind the distance and it so enjoyable. Within no time we were a little bit tired and we decided to go back to the hotel to relax. We easily made our way back to the hotel without so much difficulties. We rested for a few hours and then decided to go back.
No one even remembered that the compass was a major necessity during our second time of navigating, since our first episode had turned out very enjoyable and successful. I led the way inside the ocean with my wife taking various pictures. It was all fun and glamour until a huge tide hit our power boat. It was so strong that the boat almost capsize. My wife even hurt herself on her head due to the rupture and bled on her nose.
The Importance of Proper Preparation Before Undertaking a Voyage
The ordeal was very nasty and seeing her bleed destroyed my emotions. I therefore decided to go back to the hotel for her to receive some treatment. To my big surprise, we had gone so deep into the ocean that I could not tell which direction we were facing or where to return to. The ocean shores were also nowhere within visibility and I was immediately hit by a shock realization of our mistake of leaving the compass behind. After the boat had been hit by the tide, most of our items became soaked in water.
The cellphone that we had carried could not work no more, the binoculars had water inside and the camera was soaked in water too. There was basically nothing useful that was available to help us identify the correct direction. Since my wife was still bleeding and I know she could have been hit even more seriously, I had to make a very rushed and informed decision on the way to go.
I keenly observed the direction of the tide that had almost faded away and decided to go on the opposite. Luckily, the water current had slowed down a little bit and therefore it was not very difficult to steer the boat. After a period of about ten minutes while behind the steering, I was able to locate the shores of the ocean and the hotel. I was therefore able to attend to my wife’s bleeding and gave her some painkillers. It is very important to carry a compass with you during navigation for emergencies or to help you in case of loss of direction.