Monday, August 12, 2013

My Favorite Fish

Our summer vacation was spent in Cozumel, Mexico. I learned to snorkel and really enjoyed the peek at life that lies beneath the surface of the Caribbean Sea. We saw so many colorful coral reef fish, an eel and a sting ray. The eel and sting ray made me a bit nervous (more in another post)! My favorite "fish" however, was my husband! I loved watching him dive far below the water's surface for a closer look or photograph of a fish. My clumsy husband actually looked GRACEFUL in the water! I was in awe, for I can not dive nor can I swim underwater. I've never learned how...and the thought of learning how makes me a tad bit nervous. I convinced him to let me have the underwater camera while he dived down so I could try to capture photos. He's not a fan of having his photo taken, but he agreed to relinquish the camera to me. Although I take tons of photos, have a side business of photography, and operate an advanced dslr camera....the point and shoot underwater camera was tricky for me!

My favorite "fish":

Other Fascinating Fish: A starfish we found while snorkeling at the Hotel Barracuda:

These are just a few of the many photos we took while snorkeling. Check back for there are more to come!!!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013


I tend to use the word "awesome" pretty frequently, then when I'm faced with something that is truly awesome, incredible and awe-inspiring I don't seem to have an adequate word to describe it. That was the case throughout our vacation in Cozumel. I am completely drawn to the sea, inspired by it, even though at the same time afraid of it. There's something about the rise and fall of the waves, the pull of the moon on the tides, the sound of the water crashing, the feel of sand on my feet, the taste of salt in the air. It mesmerizes me. My senses were completely captivated when in Cozumel and all the things about the sea that I already knew to be enchanting were present. But added to that was a blue like I've never seen before in so many shades and hues the farther out in the Caribbean I gazed.


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