My father was under doctor's orders to avoid exertion -- but my brother and I had just had our first experience snorkeling a tropical reef, and desperately wanted to share it. It was honest-to-goodness like being in the middle of a Jacques Cousteau special -- far better than I had expected. So we came up with a plan: my brother grabbed one arm, I grabbed the other, and my dad got an effort-free tow all the way around Black Rock (which was still a great site back in 2001, and was off the beach within walking distance of our hotel). And my brother and I got a real workout -- if only we'd known that there was a current flowing from south to north! But it all worked out fine. My brother got this shot of our adventure. I'm so glad we had a chance to share this with my dad.
My mother would have loved it too, but she wasn't putting on that bathing suit and getting wet and sandy for anything. Her loss!
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