4 July 2013

My Fear of Water

I really don't know why I am scared of water. I've never had a traumatic experience or anything to give me such a fear, yet if I go near water I get apprehensive. 

Don't get me wrong, I can go in swimming pools and in the sea (yes I do have baths too!) but as soon as it gets to the point where I cannot touch the floor, that's when I get scared. I'm not a strong swimmer either so that makes it's worse.

Why am I writing about my fear of water? Because after going on so many holidays and missing out on boat trips or having hissy fits when going on ferries, I realised that it actually hinders my life.

There are so many things I want to see, want to go to, want to visit, but cannot because there is water between us. I remember being in Cyprus when I was maybe 14 or 15 years old and my parents taking us to see all the boats at the port. 
Absolutely stunning yachts and boats from the regular fishing boats to huge expensive yachts that took my breath away. Booking one of the boats to take us on a tour of part the island, that's when I got scared. 
I would have to go onto one of these boats, with all that water beneath me. I couldn't do it. What if something happened, I'm not a strong swimmer. 
So whilst my family went out on a fabulous boat ride and got to see some stunning sights, I sat and waited at the port with a family friend who had also stayed off the boat to look after me. 

Looking back now, I am gutted that I never went on that trip. I know nothing would happen as boats are one of the safest modes of transport but my brain just doesn't seem to function right when it comes to water.

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I would love to go back one day and actually have a boat ride around Cyprus, seeing the sights and living the high life on a luxury yacht, especially now that Limassol Marina has opened. A luxury Marina from Camper & Nicholsons, with not only all the luxury of the yachts but also has stunning waterfront villas on an island in the centre of it.

Camper & Nicholsons, who run Limassol Marina, are widely recognised to be one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious yachting business names specialising in marina management. They not only have brought the stunning Marina and luxury villas to the island, but have also given Cyprus a new lease of life now that we can travel round the island in style.

Even though I have this irrational fear of water, I am adamant. One day, I will be going back to Cyprus to visit this new gorgeous sight and will be going on my first luxury boat ride. Maybe travelling in style will give me the confidence I need. 

18 comments:

  1. I am with you on this, I am fine in swimming pools and stuff but I won't go in the sea, I have no idea where my fear comes from but I have regular nightmares about being lost at sea! Totally irrational.

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  2. I am exactly the same! I think the fact that I nearly drowned when I was 4 may have something to do with it though.

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  3. I'm quite a good swimmer but am the same, as soon as my feet don't touch the floor, I panic xx

    http://beautyqueenuk.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. I don't mind the sea, but I HATE!!! Swimming pools with a passion and that's where my fear of water comes in!

    http://www.mummytothemax.co.uk/

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  5. Bless you! I am the same - I have feared water ever since swimming lessons with Mr Hook (our swimming teacher) in Primary School! He scared me!

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  6. I love water... any type and any day... maybe once before I was a fish...
    I hope one day you will get over this fear

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  7. my Wife has a terrible fear of water, it all started when she was having school swimming lessons, on her first lesson the very first time at the pool she was hesitant and the Instructor walked up behind her and pushed her in, she panicked and it terrified her, if that was done these days there would be an inquiry, back then it was just get on with it.

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  8. My mother was badly burnt as a young child by a saucepan of boiling water so she has feared water every since so as children we never went swimming so I'm not confident in water. But my toddler loves the swimming pool but hates a bath. Typical boy.

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  9. i'm paranoid of going near the edge on boats and i can't swim in pools without goggles on and even then i'm not so confident with swimming :(

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  10. My kids have no fear of water! We were on the beach yesterday evening and they all went swimming! Yes - swimming in the North sea!

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  11. I'm not a strong swimmer either, so I can totally relate to you feeling apprehensive when your feet are no longer touching the floor.

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  12. I am similar - like to be able to touch the ground!

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  13. My father was the same. I think it was only me being 8-9 (Again, relatively late to start swimming, it must have been triggered by him not swimming) that got him to face his fears. He still doesn't swim but he used to come next to the pool to help me etc.

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  14. I suspect the more you go in the water, the easier it will become.

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  15. I absolutely love water but I know what fear can do to your life, I am petrified of flying (after being on a plane that got struck by lightning), and I know it has stopped me from going on holidays, it's terrible!

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  16. Cyprus is beautiful,maybe you could wear a buoyancy on the boat to make you feel safer?

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  17. With living by the sea, I always worry about my children - esp when they are older and will go off on their own more!

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  18. I was always told not to fear the water, I hope my children will be the same.

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