Thursday, September 11, 2008
I completely forgot to mention this week's BIG news on this side of the island...a shark attack. Tuesday afternoon at approximately 5pm a surfer was attacked by a shark out in the water in Kaaawa. I think it happened in Kahana Bay, but reports are sketchy. They closed the beaches for 24 hours around there, but I think I'll just stay out for a while. There was another shark siting in Kailua this week too and several were spotted on the Big Island...must be shark season. (Insert "Jaws" music) As reported earlier in the blog, your chances of being attacked are 1 in 10,000,000 if you are American. There was another attack on Oahu in July where a woman was bit on the forearm while snorkeling...how she didn't see that one coming...I don't know. It seems the odds may be a little higher here. I think I'll hang around the beach for a while though, just in case my number comes up.