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I went snorkelling today and it felt like the first time ever

I’ve been in Mexico, but with terrible equipment, and in Alaska, where it was cold and we were dressed in wetsuits…

so today was amazing… and a bit scary at the beginning… I kept feeling as though I was going to stop breathing through my mouth and swallow the ocean…

there were lots of waves and I’d been hoping for calm… took a while, but eventually I got the hang of it…

my daughter hated the mouthpiece but stayed with me and showed me all kinds of fish, large and small; sea urchins; and coral… as always she spots things way before I do…

it was a bit like swimming in a fish tank

when we came out of the water I could barely walk, lol… it is strenuous work;-)…

we left everything in the car except for our chairs and the snorkelling gear so there weren’t any pictures at the time…

afterwards, we brought the rest of our stuff down… had a picnic lunch and enjoyed people watching for a while under our umbrella… the wind came up and eventually we had to put the umbrella down, at which point we realized how hot it was and that it was time to leave… just before we left I took a few photos of the area…

the above photos are from the entire beach, clockwise from the left to the right…

this is the section where we snorkelled… the fish were all around the rocks…

here we are having some fun just before we left;-)…

what a glorious time…