Regrettably, we don’t have any pictures of Tim in the water with them. He was having trouble with his snorkel and kept breathing in water. I thought he was uncomfortable
(he’s not a fan of water, ya know) and he didn’t like snorkeling. I didn’t wanna pressure him to jump back in the water if he didn’t like it. I later found out he really did enjoy it. So we’ll just have to go back again and get pictures of him with the turtles. ;)
After swimming with the turtles for about 30 minutes we loaded up and sailed to our next snorkel spot, a coral reef preserve and sunken barge. The govt actually sank this barge to promote the sea life and bring in more fish to the area. It was really cool! Here I saw many fish like the one in the children’s book, Rainbow Fish. Here Tim fixed his snorkel gear and was easily able to swim and not get a mouthful of water through the snorkel. Him and I set off down the reef to see what we could find. There were tons of different fish, lots of fan coral, and some sea urchins. Tim loved snorkeling it turned out! I am glad because now it means we can keep going on other new islands we visit! After snorkeling at the coral reef for awhile we made the trip back to the beach we were picked up at. There was transportation waiting to take us back to the ship.
When we got back on the ship we stopped by our room to drop off our swim gear and headed to Deck 9 for the lunch buffet. This was the only time we would be on the ship during the lunch hour. Lots of many yummy choices were offered and I sampled a few of them but my lunch mainly consisted of a HUGE salad with TONS of vegetables. I needed to get some vitamins in!! Tim commented on my HUGE salad. I said “Yea but all of this is a small amount of calories, it’s ok.” He replied with, “Yea, but it’s a ton of food!!” LOL he was right but I did make a pretty good dent in it!