Dont feel bad Julie, I was the same way. I would walk into the water until it was at my knee and then I sat down and did the but scoot until the water was deep!
It was a storm (after rain, but it was sunny). Waves were huge. We dont have such waves on the river. So I decided to join other people, trying to "saddle" waves. We swam rather far not to be thrown to the bank. Waves were up to 3 meters. everything was great, before i decided to invite my nephew, as he is only 11 yo and can swim badly, we decided not to go too deeply ... it was the hugest wave ... we were thrown to the bank ... my face found all the stones ... my forehead ... nose ... cheek and chin were broken. my nephew just hurt his head a little. when we reached the bank I heard my neck sound ... luckily it was not broken. I looked like a heavy drinking woman with a broken face
But my face didnt stop men from inviting me to dance... he-he ... my friend joked that they saw my face and were sure I'd not reject
It was very funny when people stared at me. Usually people had scratched asses and legs
and the day before we went to the waterfalls ... I have almost fell down from on of them ... thks my right arm is strong enough to hold me hanging
I want to go there again