Sunday, December 02, 2007

noodles of fun

This here is called a 'noodle'. Made of styrofoam, it's a commonly used flotation device by practically everyone here on the island, especially by the adults who can't swim. I for one had not seen these anywhere else until I landed on this rock. Many use the noodle as an accompaniment when they're out snorkeling, or if they just want to relax in waters off Catamarans. Exactly like the situation pictured here. There's plenty of ways to position a noodle against or with you to help you float. You can wrap it around you, sit on it or just hug it. Either way works. And depending on the position (not pictured here), it could also look funny (ah just use your imagination). They also come in many colours - orange was just what this Catamaran happened to have plenty of. So, the next time you want to waddle in the water, don't be shy to take a noodle with you. It beats wishing you were a kid using the kiddie arm floaters to indulge in some ocean fun.

4 comments:

fortyfiveminutes said...

The noodle's my lifesaver - it helped me learn (what my husband calls) the doggie paddle - yes I know that's not real swimming but who cares!

indicaspecies said...

I'd love to use it in the swimming pool as well.

With the noodles, do have oodles of fun in the Bermuda sun. :)

bermudabluez said...

It snowed a foot here last night....I SOOOOOO miss that beautiful blue bermuda water!!!! I'll take any pics I can get! Thanks!

sage said...

i came over from Karen's blog--there are noodles that are hollow--so you can fill the thing with water and blow on one end and have a great squirt gun, shooting out water a good ten feet or so... but as it's snowing here now, I won't be doing that for a while.