BoatingA Travel Setback

Recently I read an interesting travelogue of a group of travelers who explored different places all over Australia. From hiking, boating to diving, they did it all. During the trip, a member dropped the team’s wallet in the harbor. The guy waded into the water, trying his best to fetch the wallet. He looked between the boats and all of the possible places, but he had no luck. Even an elderly diver tried to help him search for it, but he failed to find it. This instance disappointed the traveler as the wallet had the team’s money in it. An experience like this can spoil everyone’s mood during a trip.

The Dilemma

When traveling we all face dilemmas. Imagine you are sitting on a beautiful beach, enjoying the waves splashing at the shore. The sun is blazing over your head, and you want to cool yourself by getting into the water. You really wish to go swimming and you look at the water, yet then you think about all of your stuff. You don’t know how to keep your belongings safe. It’s great if you have someone to look after those; else, you just can’t leave your cash and cards on the beach no matter how irresistible the water looks. Covering your stuff with a towel or trying to keep an eye on your things while swimming are not good options.

Whether it’s a long vacation or a short day out in the realms of nature, losing your valuables can spoil everything. Fortunately, there are some good options that will let you to dive into the water without having to worry about someone stealing your wallet.

Things that you can do

  • Wear an outfit with a hidden pocket, and stuff the cash/cards into a poly bag to keep it from getting wet.
  • Head out to the beach or pool with a reliable friend, and go swimming in rotation. This way, one person will always take care of the valuables.
  • Take a waterproof container and keep your things in it. Make sure the container’s cover is closed. Put it into your zippered pocket if the container is small enough, or use duct tape to keep it attached to you while swimming.
  • Buy a small and thin wallet to carry some cash and a couple of credit cards. These wallets are waterproof and durable. You just need to slip this wallet into your hidden pocket. They are also called magic wallets.

From the above options, you can choose the one that’s most viable for you. However, it’s always better that you carry your important stuff with you. In this way, you can enjoy water sports or activities without having to worry about getting your things damaged.

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