When we arrived in La Paz at the end of November, all our new sailing friend were doing the local tourist thing, which is going swimming with whale sharks. James asked if I wanted to do this. I said "F*CK NO! ARE YOU CRAZY? THAT SOUNDS TERRIFYING AND HORRIBLE!" One of my friends said she got bumped by a shark. Another said she had to swim very hard and fast. I am not a strong swimmer. I wasn't sure what a whale shark was, but it sounded bad-and-scary-and-no. People also snorkle with sea lions; maybe I wanted to do that? "HELLS NO!" No, I did not.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://gettingfr.ee/2018/12/26/women-who-swim-with-sharks/