Water Games

Ok, I’m not rubbing it in but for the purposes of this post I have to begin with…it was a beautiful, sunny, hot day at Georgetown with light breezes passing through. Truly that is necessary information because on this day we played in the water and even I enjoyed wading, swimming, and splashing without ever muttering, “oh it’s cold.” It was lovely!

After breakfast we hailed Por Dos to invite them to join us for snorkeling and kite flying. There were a few areas of coral near Elizabeth Island that we thought might be worth exploring. Mark, Roan, Andrew, and Will came along. Out near the coral we anchored the dinghies and put on our snorkel gear to hop into the water. The visibility was poor, but that didn’t stop us from swimming around several patches of coral. Here’s a pic of Brian snorkeling. I did pass along the camera to him, but he was too easily distracted by fishes to take a picture of his beautiful, brave wife snorkeling. This time I did wear the swim fins and strayed quite a distance from the dinghy. I got a bit more comfortable just floating. (After a trial, Brian confirmed that I’m not being a total wimp and that my $11 Target red light special fins are terrible and we’ll be on the lookout for an upgrade).

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Next over to the beach where we found sand bars as the tide was just beginning to rise. There was a cut to the ocean here, which Brian and Mark ventured out later in the day to get in a successful round of spear fishing.

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Brian, Mark, Roan, and I took turns flying our trainer kite boarding kite. The wind was a bit shifty; it soon became a game of catching the kite before it fell into the water. Launching, flying, and catching were equally fun.

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Our lunch break was still action packed. In-between lunching and snacking, the boys took out their sailing dinghy and Brian and I borrowed the paddle boards.

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Later that afternoon another snorkeling expedition with Marta and Sarah joining. Roan, Andrew, and Will took turns paddle board-boarding behind the dinghy.

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All tuckered out that evening, Brian and I joined Por Dos for a tasty taco night. Brian cooked up the Schoolmaster Snapper and Blue Striped Grunt he and Mark had speared and we brought along a cabbage coleslaw to top the fish tacos. MMMMM…GOOD!