Sunday, April 21, 2013

Manaaaana, Manana

Another glorious week on the rock has somehow flown by… don’t ask me how.  I’m confident part of the ‘flying by’ is due to the fact that everything takes longer than ‘normal’ to achieve.  Therefore, every day sneaks away, with a to do list still left for ‘manana’.  If you don’t know what this means, click on the word, to better understand where ‘manana’ will take you.  It used to be a joke, when I first arrived, that the locals are on ‘manana schedule’.  Now I find that I sometimes am too.
It's hot.  A lot of factors go into the simplest things when it's hot.  Construction workers start very early, so they are finished by early afternoon, the hottest part of the day.  Walking to the store or working around the house, you're sure to break a sweat or more often end up with a wet tank top by the time you're finished.  The heat zaps your energy, leaving you lethargic and tired.  Even drinking alcohol takes the back burner in this little tourist town.  Your body craves so much hydration, it's hard to substitute it with beer.  Sad, isn't it??
So when the heat is too much to bear, we look for things to keep us cool, like... playing in the water!!
Laura, Keru and I heading out for an afternoon adventure

I'm happy to report that my underwater photography is coming along...  There is still plenty of room for improvement, but here's where we're at this week! 
Grouper.  If you look closely, you can see the little tiny blue fish cleaning his gills and teeth. 

Blue Parrotfish.  Was so Beautiful!  and BIG!

Barrel Sponge

'West End Wall' divers from 75 feet below the surface

Beautiful Caribbean Lobster

'Turtle Bum' as my friend Pete calls it
Stay tuned for some VERY exciting underwater photos  this week...

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