09 April 2008 | S. Pacific
08/4/8 Freaky Stuff
Trevor, Todd and I went in the dingy out to the surf break . Joe was still in town and missed the excursion. The waves break at the channel entrance about 1/4 of a mile off the shoreline. I decided to go and swim. I took Yellow with me Ted's surfboard and snorkeled the area. It was busy with fish and colorful coral different than my usual spot. I saw some new freaky thing. Something round 18" in diameter I guess with legs 15 at least. The so called legs looked like christmas tree branches coming out of a flat fat round body. The needles were more like pointed spines but the creature reminded me of the starfish family.Some were green and one was red. Yesterday I saw a 5 point starfish type growth which was white but looked like coral its legs were longer than the usual starfish and slender. Today I saw it in green. I was swimming around and I saw a blue blob open up and two eyes appeared looking at me then it closed up and changed colors blending in with the reef and I could see a couple legs moving curling around , thinking this was related to an octopus and very gooey looking and creepy! There is this other life in the coral that has a pink soft look like woman's nylons acting like a vase with bunches of tubes growing outward having suction cups on their ends , tan in color, it is pretty but weird. If I keep thinking I will probably remember more. The more I look the more I see.