Wife ALMOST Lost at Sea on Honeymoon

I celebrated my 26th birthday while Kyle and I were on our honeymoon on beautiful Maui. 

Because we were on our honeymoon far from home, we decided that Kyle wouldn’t buy a birthday gift for me until after we got home.  However, he knew how much I wanted a tube.  We had seen so many people with these brightly colored tubes.  On my birthday, we went to the rental place at the hotel and asked how much it was to rent a tube for the day.  Well, you could rent everything but the tubes.  The tubes could only be purchased.  I told Kyle not to worry about it, that I didn’t need the tube that badly.  $7 later, I was the proud owner of a tube!

Now the difficult part was that every once in a while the wind could pick up on the beach and sometimes your belongings would fly away a bit.  A few days earlier, we saw a couple loose their tube due to the wind.  We found a spot on the beach where a wooden pole was stuck in the ground.  We decided this would be a great place to keep the tube when we weren’t using it.

I had so much fun swimming in my tube in the ocean. (The following was a different day.  Not my birthday anymore.)

I was floating and having fun for a while.  Then I decided that I wanted to sit on top of the tube.

As you can see, I was having trouble.  To be fair (to me), the water got deep very quickly and even though I could see the ocean floor, I couldn’t touch it.  Who knows how deep the ocean was.

So once I fell off the tube, it started to float away and I swam after it.

What I didn’t realize (and didn’t seem to bother Kyle since he took all of these pictures) was that the tube was floating away from shore.  All I was concentrating on was trying to catch the tube.  Luckily, I did.

And this is where Kyle wanted me to keep the tube for now on.

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