Snorkel snorkel, fishy fishy

Trip Start Jun 14, 2005
Trip End Aug 20, 2005

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Monday, June 27, 2005

Hey everyone, i know i put an entry up last night, but been snorkelling today, and its awesome!! Was quite apprehensive about it all coz not a big fan of sitting in the middle of a big dark expanse. Went along with katie and karren for some morral support , they seemed a bit on edge as well. Is such a wierd moment, sitting on the edge of the boat just willing urself to lunge into the water, so we all jumped together. They took us a way round into the next bay past st. georges and then about 100 metres from the shoreline. Looked like it was going to be good coz there was quite a rocky edge and then a beach. But once looking under the waves its totally different. really took me by surprise coz i wasnt expecting to see anything. Was really hard to get some perspective of the depth, but it looked pretty deep, but could see all the way to the bottom no problem. So we started swimming off to the shoreline where the coral was supposed to be. At first i was totally hyperventilating, not being used to breathing through the tube, so naturally i ended up draining the sea of a few gallons of salt water and replacing it with the contents of my lungs! But as i calmed down it was quite easy going. And then the coral started appearing. It wasnt like i expected, looked almost like big toadstools just sat on the floor. It was quite good at the cliff edge coz u could see all sorts of things coming off the wall of rock. And the fish, every colour u can imagine, really vivid colours, and swimming through the shoals of tiny fish was cool. I saw quite a few long skinny fish, looked almost like pencils, with a snout. Cant remember what they were called, anyone? Moving along the coastline, after i had become a bit more confident and didnt feel the need to tag along to the others, i was quite lucky coz i saw a group of brown squid. There was about 10 of them in a line just quite happily moving along. Fascinating things tho coz around their body they have a thin continuous fin which ripples for propulsion. Quite sure they werent impressed with the big white yeti hovering over above them! So we got about 45mins to just roam around and have a goosey. I let off a massive burp on the way back to the boat so theres probably a flock of whales on their way to the caribbean looking for a mate. Not sure whales move in flocks...going bhaaaa :S Katie said she heard a strange wobbly noise and she was about 50 ft away. So its boosted my confidence to go and get my PADI certificate, just need to find the money now :)

Yesterday we'd been down to morne rouge bay (spelling?) which has a gorgeous beach. Another afternoon just lying in the sun! its so hard! Oh, if u order a coke here, u get a 1/2litre bottle! how cool is that! But thats a bit of a random progression to the story.

Thats ur lot for now, so bye for now

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spoz on

what's the recipe for pinocolada?
''I want to lie shipwrecked and comotosed, drinking fresh mango juice, goldfish sholes nibbling at my toes, fun fun fun in the sun sun sunnnnn!''(red dwarf).

so, ive just read all your entries for the first time and it sounds totally amazing.although that entry about the chocolate factory has made me binge eat choc and now feel totally sick ...and fat, thanks!

so, lets comparison... your probably currently lounging around on some golden beach, soaking up those sun rays with a nice cooling breeze sweeping over you and the soft sound of crashing waves in the distance. At the same time probably being fed numerous rum cocktails by one of the lovely ladeeeeees and being asked if you can put some suntan lotion on their backs!!....meanwhile,im back home thinking of all the things i could do in grenada, whilst getting ready for a birthday night out where i'll probably end up shit faced in klute!! nooooooooo! where would u rather be?!

anyway, it sounds as though ur having a really great time, and not struggling too much with the exceptionally long hours that u spend working in the hospital!! i can only imagine how drained u must feel from all that hard work,... and to have the hot temperatures on top of that, i dont know how u can bear it! All the while u have to fend for yourself against killer ants that fire themselves towards u in car journeys. i cant imagine u want to stay there for long!

so, what actually do u do in the hospitals then? i didnt realise that u were with amy and anna etc. whats the city like...i get the picture that everything over there is small scale. u need to show me some photos of the locals as wud be a good idea to make friends with the guy who runs the rum bar on the drinks!and also what are the ladeeeeees like there? uv not mentioned anything so far, but thats probably coz mum n dad read these things as well!! i imagine everyone to be beautiful and friendly...have u been out with anyone else yet apart from the girls ur with?

ooo, ive got to on the piss...duty calls.keep up with the entries. its great to hear what ur doing...say hi to amy and anna for me.

live it to the max.

loads of love, wee sis xxx

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