One fish, Two fish, Red fish, Blue fish

On one of our last days there we went out for some snorkeling on the 2nd largest living reef in the world (2nd to the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Australia). We got on a boat with about 40 other people and headed out into the ocean under the care of Rodrigo, Poncho and Joel. (We’re not positive that “Joel” was really his name…the way he said it made us think he was joking)

We saw a lot of beautiful fish, including angelfish, clownfish, one with a stripe, a rainbow-looking one…Ryan saw a squid, which was cool and we saw a lot of colorful living coral.
As you can see from the photo, we were required to leave our lifejackets on at all times. This would not have been a big deal, except that the water was mighty choppy, and the lifejacket made me float on the surface…which kinda made me want to puke.

Did you know I’m a puker? Yep – there it is, out in the blogosphere. I was the child who puked in the backseat of the car everytime our family drove anywhere. I am the girl who pukes 8 times out of 10 on an airplane. I am the girl who puked on the bus on the way to school a few times. I am the girl who puked into the sleeve of her own coat in Jr. High because she couldn’t make it to the school bathroom fast enough and didn’t want her friends to know. Yep, that’s me. Amazingly, in spite of the motion of the ocean while we were out there with our faces in the water I did not puke while snokelling and for that I am very proud.

So, in conclusion, it was a really awesome day that ended an incredible vacation with two of our life-long friends Max and Meredith. We love you guys!! Can’t wait for our next excursion!

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