Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Underwater Adventure




Two blogs in one week.....It's a miracle!!!!
I have two reasons :
1. I have to get rid of that disgusting picture of the water. It disgusts me every time I check to see if I have any comments (which I am willing to admit is several times a day. I love the comments) I know leg cellulite is almost as gross as toilet water but I still think it is a cute picture. Don't look tooooo close people!

2. I need to keep a better journal of my life.

Well, here are the long promised pictures of my trip. I never knew I would love snorkeling so much. I was a bit nervous to go, but I hooked up with some great people that let me hang around them.....My cousin, who I went with, wouldn't even put her big toe in the water. One night when we were walking on the beach in the dark I even had to walk on the side near the surf as she was stressed about someone jumping out to get her.

I teased Sean that I was going to hook up to snorkel with some buff 25 year old I met at the beach. Here is my snorkel buddy:




Barry wasn't 25 but he was awesome. He was in my tour group and his wife didn't want to snorkel so we hung out and had a great time!

I have so many pictures how do I choose? I took 90 the first day out. Sean has this awesome digital camera that works so good underwater. It also takes videos. Everyone else had these cheap plastic throw-away cameras. Mine was the envy of all the divers.



I was amazed how shallow it was. You could go out for miles and rarely was it over your head but it was full of beautiful fish and vegetation. This is supposed to be one of the top 10 places in the world to snorkel and it was right in front of my hotel!

Anyone missing a brain? A beautiful piece of brain coral!


video This is called the turtle shuffle. Akumel is famous for its beautiful sea turtles. I saw tons! This was my first day out so I was so excited when I finally saw one. We were searching in the wrong section. You needed to be where there was grass. I had almost given up hope when we discovered this guy. It gets crazy! You have to get pushy to get pictures because word spreads among fellow snorkelers and they come rushing up so you have to elbow your way in!

Isn't he cute!!!

Well, folks I am off to a funeral so I need to get stuff done. I will post a bunch more pictures soon!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Water anyone? Beware!



Warning content of this blog is disturbing and very gross.....turn back well you can!


Well as you know I am formally a city dweller everything is usually great. Each spring sometimes your water tastes funny no big deal right? Well in January my water started to smell really, I mean REALLY Nasty! So being the good wife I am I started nagging about it. So Sean bought this stuff that is suppose to help with the smell.
I need to back track for a minute...we have a dug out that is frozen over right now so the lovely weeds that have increased each year are rotting underneath creating a yucky smell. Now back to my story...smell, nagging Sean's solution.


Well he poured in this stuff in our still well and voila! I turned on the tap no smell...new problem brown..I mean brown water. Yuck!
Sean assured us that this would pass in a couple of days. Two weeks later.....It is still brown. It stained everything so I had to go to the laundry mat as it ruined my clothes (I know because I did a load of whites!) Sean finally put bleach in....lot of nagging on my part. Then it smelled like bleach but white at least. Anyway.....I am still married and Sean is still walking upright. I think I deserve a metal for putting up with some country life problems. I haven't spoken about it until now as it is was to painful. Now I am recording it so I will never forget it!!!
P.S. I am sorry for the toilet picture...nothing in it but my lovely water.
Well it is safe to come over again as the water problem seems to be fixed for now.