Sunday, August 02, 2009

Swamp Sports Spectacular!

(Photograph by Cathal McNaughton/Reuters)

I'm a pretty adventurous lady. I've done the breast stroke through dark caves in the rain forests of Belize. I've eaten things that would make most people keel over with disgust. And I've never met a roller coaster I didn't like.

But hats off to the person in the picture above, cause I would NEVER, EVER participate in the Northern Ireland Bog Snorkeling Championships. Sure you get flippers. And sure you only have to swim 360 feet.

But imagine wearing a snorkeling mask and coming face-to-face underwater with THIS.

(More here.)


Anonymous Patsee said...

I read about bog snorkeling awhile ago in an issue of Muse magazine about celebrations.

I also read a book about an Irish teenager who finds the body of an ancient girl in a peat bog. It's called "Bog Child," and I recommend it highly.

6:41 PM  
Blogger Cassie said...

Oh, wow! That looks like so much fun! So does your swimming in the caves!!! :D

Kirsten: Thank you, thank you, thank you! for the comment on my blog... it excited me so much and to hear you comment on one of my writing projects was like a dream come true for me.
I'm glad that you like the spy pictures! I really do like spy and Kiki!!! :D
I think that being a critic would be fun, but my ultimate dream is to be an adventurer, be an travel/adventure columnist and then write a fictionalized novel about all of my experiences.
Right now I'm working on a novel about a girl who is a history genius and goes on a archeology adventure. It an adventure/coming of age story.

I'm so sorry for rambling!

6:53 PM  
Blogger vendetta said...

bog swimming??? i could never do that. i get creeped out when i cant see very well underwater in natural places to swim, and underwater moss/plants just freak me out. i hate fish for some reason. they have big googly unblinking eyes and theyre slimy(i think).

8:51 PM  
Blogger brave chickens said...

The word bog reminds me of the toilet. Haha.

9:07 AM  
Blogger Air is Where said...

i'm not sure i would like that, but i'd be a bit more worried about the wildlife.

2:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh gosh! That'd be quite the experience, haha. I might if I had a wetsuit, mouthpiece so I wouldn't swallow anything, and a written guarantee of no dangerous animals attacking me.

This is totally unrelated to this particular post, but I just wanted to thank you Kirsten for writing the books. I love them so much still. :) I recently had one come in handy when I found an earring on the ground that looked like a diamond! I used most of the tips you wrote in the first Kiki Strike, and discovered it was not a diamond sadly. :( Took it to the jeweler just in case, and he confirmed. Ohhh well, it was fun testing to see if it was one or not.

Keep writing!

3:14 PM  
Blogger Book Girl said...

That sounds so interesting but no way would I ever do it!

5:50 PM  
Anonymous Amanda said...

I just missed it! Argh! Well maybe another day!

1:34 AM  
Anonymous Forrester said...

Has anyone read the story of that ice man? a body was found buried in the ice. and preserved. but looked exactly like the bog mummy!

9:10 PM  

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