Then the three big boys and I headed off on a snorkeling expedition--and on the way passed "Iguana Beach" where a whole bunch of iguanas like to hang out and sun bathe. I took about a million pics--but I'll spare you and just show you one.
He's looking at me like get off my beach, lady.
The snorkeling trip was also a research project that was being done for a reef organization. Our mission was to identify as many fish as possible and our guide would fill out forms and submit them for the study. It was all very scientific!
Here are the boys on the boat...
with their fish identification guides...
...and me with my Guide to Reef Fishes.
Here are the boys hanging on the side of the boat:
Once the snorkel gear was handed out it was way too chaotic to take pics, so I didn't--but the snorkeling was SO cool! We saw dozens of different kinds of fish--many beautiful colors including prurples, blues and yellows with all kinds of stripes and spots. My favorite were these long fish with long, pointy, yellow noses that swam right under the surface of the water. We also saw a stingray which was super cool.
I don't know if I've mentioned how motion sick I get--it's bad! So I was nervous about the hour-long sail to the cove where we would be snorkeling--but I took some Bonine and got through it, though just barely. If anyone has any remedies--lay them on me!!
Here's another pic of the beautiful water:
While we were snorkeling, Don took the two little ones to swimmimg and to lunch andwhen we met them at the pool afterwwards--they had a surprise for us. While they were swimming in the baby pool, they found a baby iguana! I guess he was stranded on one of those pool noodles and they rescued him.
I want to name him Noodles, but the jury is still out on that. Does anyone know how to smuggle a baby iguana onto a plane?
After all that excitement we just relaxed until dinner time. Here are some attempts at group pics before dinner:
They had the prettiest pina coladas there!
Here's Pickle enjoying hers:
And I'll leave you with--more bananas:
and Mr. Puff: