I’m suspicious of any body of water that I can’t see the bottom of and the sea is understandably the biggest culprit. Puddles in London are also on the list but man, I’ve got the sea’s number.
It’s hiding things specifically to make my day worse. And I know that’s a pretty self-centred way of looking at the sea but I know it’s the only reason why it exists. It’s not like we can drink it.
With that in mind, sea antics – like climbing onto a block of floating ice – is out of the question for me and I suspect that Judith Streng from Texas is on the same page as me.
The grandmother was visiting Jökulsárlón Lagoon in Iceland with her son, Rod, when the two of them noticed the throne-shaped block of ice floating in the sea.
Obviously this needed to be taken advantage of, so Judith mounted said ice and posed for a picture.
Rather annoyingly though, a wave hit, dislodging the block of ice and leading to it being carried away by the tide with Judith having to cling on for dear life (dryness).
Thankfully, a coastguard was nearby and able to help Judith return to dry land.
Speaking to ABC, Judith said:
“It was shaped like an easy place to sit. You can tell by looking at the shape of it, and I thought, ‘Well it looks like fun,’
When I got on it, it started to totter and a wave was coming in. A very large wave came in and made the throne rock, and I could tell that I was slipping off.
I thought it was safe. One girl had been on it and then two girls at the same time, and it was very secure with them.
But I don’t weigh very much, so it was a little easier to float off with me, I guess.
You know I always wanted to be queen. I mean, come on, that was my chance.“
The pictures were sent from Rod to his daughter Catherine, who shared them on Twitter to much praise.
Those pictures tell such a story. I’m so happy Rod took the second one.
It’s just a shame he didn’t capture the rescue in action.
Images via Twitter