Never a person who tolerated hot weather
well, I was maxed out in the Marquesas
, at 6 deg. north. We arrived from Tahuata into Nuku Hiva arount 5 PM, this close to the equator, that's too late to go for a swim, but I had not yet realized that, so jumped overboard
came up face to face with a small black tip reef shark. Both of us were startled, maybe even terrified. I was into the dinghy
in a flash, cool off swim over, and I'm sure he went back to his Mum and said, "Mom, I just saw this horrible, giant, pink thing in the water!"