[Wanderlust] Snorkeling Turks and Caicos: Under the Sea

by Ian Hill


[Transcript]


Max: Oooeeee there’s daddio scuba diving


Max: What’s that?

Max: I don’t know what that is? *blanket confusion*


Max: What is that? *seriously questioning reality*


Max: Ooooo lookatdatlittlecute fish


Max: Loootat dat lil fish *I’d definitely pet that fish*


Max: There’s all the bottom

Pete: Ah! *I’m overwhelmed by all of this*


Max: Oooooooh


Max: Where are all those guys doin *can I come?*


Pete: I’m nervous!

Paula (Nana): It’s an angel fish *let’s bring order to chaos here…*


Max: Where’s he going?

Max: What is that?

Paula (Nana): It’s a flounder


Max: Why? *existential thoughts*


Max: Where’s he lookin for?


Max: What’s he lookin for?


Paula (Nana): They’re mostly all lookin for something to eat.


Max: Huh? *can’t compute*


Pete: Pshessh *I’m freaking out right now*


Max: That where you saw a fish underwater *let’s stick to the facts*


Paula (Nana): That’s a parrot fish.


Max: Yeh *duh*


Max: Didjuseedat?


Pete: Eaah! *I will need a new diaper after this*


Max: Oh! Dat’s a shark down in the bottom *wonder what he’s doing down there*


Pete: eh eh eh ahhhhh *please turn this off*


Max: Down on the bottom *he’s down there alright*


Pete: Eyebrow! Praaah! *this is a cry for help*


Me: *tears*


Pete: Hyah! *that’ll show him!*


Max: Lookat all those little fish


Max: Lookat all those little fish - look at all dos fish *do you see them?*


Pete: Waaah Wookatfush downin whakey wi fish *I do, I do see them*


Max: So many! *but wait, what’s missing?*


Max: Where’s the Trumpet fish?


Pete: Iwanwook at dat one! *I need that one in my hand right now*


Max: Wheres-is dat uncle Wes?


Me: No that’s your mommy.


Max: Why? *Can’t that just be Uncle Wes? Why does that have to be mommy?*


Pete: Ah Ah *geeking*


Max: Oh, you saw a turtle!


Pete: Ah wook at turtle! *do you see it though?*


Max: eyis why eyis dat fer cutting, whatre, whatisda pointy thing for? *I’m steering clear of that thingamajig*


Me: It’s for stingin.


Max: Huh? Why? *why would any animal on this planet need a pointy thing for stinging?*


Paula (Nana): It’s a stingray.


Max: Why? *that did not answer the question….*


Max: oh, oh there’s emrgh there’s little stingray *I’ve seen this bugger before, got your number you sneaky devil*


Paula (Nana): Did you like it there?


Max: hmm? *come again?*


Paula (Nana): Did you like it there?


Max: Is that Turks and Caicos?


Paula (Nana): mmhm



Ian Hill is an adventure athlete who found a camera. Day-to-day, he's cofounder of a medtech startup, but whenever the opportunity presents itself, he's climbing, mountain biking, snowboarding, or just somewhere in the middle-of-nowhere shooting photos and videos.