In a couple weeks, I’m fulfilling a life-long wish by going to Australia. I know I’ll find it to be the wonderful place I’ve imagined. It also has the most venomous snakes in the world, and one-of-a-kind wildlife dangers. An Australian Prime Minister drowned while surf-swimming about 30 yrs ago. I intend to maintain mindfulness. For all the money in the world, I wouldn’t go near water – let alone swim in it – at night – where warnings about crocodiles were posted. Had the woman and her friend been drinking?
This was beyond stupidity; it was an arrogant and deliberate tempting of fate.