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!

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!


Kathy said...

I don't know what your talking about! That picture is stinkin' cute AND you look great! I think you may very well be your worst critic here.

As for your water - I totally relate and finally this past year I convinced my parents to switch to bottle water. Drinking stinky, colored water can't be good!

Stephanie said...

I agree with Kathy - I love that picture!!!
So good to see some more fun pics of your trip.

Joanne said...

that IS the cutest picture! I love your snorkle buddy too-I want me one of those one day!!! hee hee.

Randa said...

me four - totally cute picture! In case you are curious - any more clothes to share - SEND THEM MY WAY!! Im trying not to think about the water picture - shudder.

Lisa C said...

I'm so glad you posted some "happy" water pictures to counter those not so happy ones from before. And, I'm so envious of your fun trip!

broberts said... i want a pet turtle!

Eva Aurora said...

I could book myself a vacation there right now. I would love to snorkel. Someday...

I loved your picture. It's a really good one.

rosecoloredglasses said...

aaahhhh the envy of all....great story and picture i too luved the picture of pipi walking into the sea...:)