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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

I'm Ready For A Midnight Swim

Doesn't this look like another world?
I want to go here or any other beach with these.  The photo of the eerie glowing waves was taken in Maldives.  You can find that this takes place in other places too.  I read that others have seen them in California and even Hilton Head, South Carolina.  Who knew? 

Scientists say it's a completely natural biological phenomenon. The shoreline surf is dotted with tiny pinpricks of light.  This "bioluminescence" is simply blue light from phytoplankton, microscopic sea creatures that secrete illuminating chemicals as a survival mechanism.

I had to look up Maldives.  No idea where that was.  Come on, admit it, you didn't know either.  This is what I found out.

The Republic of Maldives is a small nation that lies in the middle of the Indian Ocean and is made up of over 1,900 beautiful coral reef islands of varying sizes. These islands are located south of India’s Lakshadweep Islands and about 435 miles southwest of the country of Sri Lanka. Of these islands, only about 200 are inhabited. The nation of Maldives is known for its gorgeous, crystal blue seas, reefs teeming with fish, beautiful white sand beaches that are fringed with palm trees, and its friendly local people.

So what about it?  Does anyone else wanna go for a midnight swim with me?


  1. Wow that is so beautiful! I would love to go and swim in those eerie glowing waves. It would be like swimming in the stars!

  2. Tracy~
    What a gorgeous beach! I would love to see that in person, just like the Northern Lights. Thank you for sharing such a cool phenomenon that I hadn't heard of before.

  3. What a beautiful beach! Oh it would be so nice to walk along that beach with my husband and just chat....Thanks for sharing. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  4. So pretty! Almost magical looking~

    Great place to take a romantic stroll!

  5. OMG! This is absolutely stunning! I would absolutely love to see this is person! WOW!

  6. OMG! This is absolutely stunning! I would absolutely love to see this is person! WOW!