Sunday was a fabulous day!! After I finished my blog, down the beach we went to the coral wall with snorkling gear and breakfast for the fish. Same school of fish was hanging out in shallow water waiting for us to give them food. They were taking the bread right out of our hands - there was no finger casualities but the buggers do bite quite hard!!! We put on masks, snorkle and fins and started swimming through the reef. It was unbelievable!! Fish, big and small, the color - you name it, we saw it!!! This was beyond anything beautiful I've ever seen. We had such an amazing time, we called it quit for lunch than got right back with more food for the fishies around 1:30. Because it was Sunday, there was a lot of locals at the beach with their family. Most of them around the resort 3 doors down from ours. The only ones at the coral wall were 3 boys - between 6-9 years old. They came in the water to watch the fish while we were feeding them so we shared our bread with them and they were really excited. When we were all out of food, one of the boys went to his mom and brought back a banana and shared with us so we could keep feeding them all together. So Sweet! We went snorkling afterwards for a while and sat on the beach for a bit, than back to our balcony to chill out in our hammocs. This vacation is exactly what the doctor ordered: Re-la-xa-tion and nature's beauty all in one
The weater was kind of crappy on Monday so we walked to "west end", a cute town on the water with tons of little shops and restaurants. It's about a 45 minutes walk on the beach from the resort. On our way there, we saw a 6 foot long moray eel swimming by the shore. Can't say I would have been a happy snorkler coming face to face with that monster!! Jeez.. he was creepy looking!!
Other then seeing a multicolored lizard and David getting pinched by a crab, the trip to West End was pretty uneventful. We ended up at the "sundowner" a little bar right on the water owned by Tracey, a Canadian girl from Windsor. We had a couple of Margaritas and a monkey lala - delicious but the Canadian girl ain't shy on the booze!! We decided this was the perfect place to come celebrate my b-day next week. We got back to the hotel by water taxi and swam until sunset. Watching the sun set right from the water was absolutely magical!!
Tuesday was another beautiful sunny day which meant our seaplane excursion was on!! Okay.. so if you know me well, you know I'm absolutely terrified of heights but as I said earlier, life is too short of a journey to pass on exciting adventures like this!! So after a little liquid courage in the form of a pina colada - oh yeah, liquid courage here is VERY tasty!! We headed to Las Rocas, the next resort to our meeting point. Now let me describe this plane to you. Imagine a 3 seater canoe with wings and pontoons. Yes - no roof and our knees were higher than the sides of the plane.
Take off was pretty bumpy. We levelled off at 500 ft where it was clear sailing. The view from up there was undescribable. We flew about half way down the coast line and ascended to 800 ft to cross the Island and made it back to the resort. We took countless pictures and videos. We can't wait to share them with you!!