Being lost at sea
This is a post about nearly dying and why stopping is so important.
A couple of years ago, I was swimming by myself in the sea off Sidmouth. I suffered SIPE (Swimming Induced Pulmonary Edema) when 20–30 metres offshore in deep water. What that means is my throat constricted and my ability to breathe collapsed. This was how I became lost at sea.
The main content for this post is this 6 minute video I recorded in Sidmouth a couple of weeks ago.
In terms of Wayfinding theory, I find it interesting the way in which my perception was centered to myself and reduced to perceiving Boundaries.
In terms of Lostness theory, the life-saving importance of Stopping. How much floating on my back saved me.
In terms of my life, I’m glad not to have died.