Plenty of places of hang out in the shade....a ranger lives here full time.
The open water side--rougher but clearer
The western side...calmer....the colors in the water looked like a postcard :)
Bebe had an underwater camera and I will post those later. The first snorkel was on the more cloudy eastern side of the island. We saw some awesome coral, fish, crabs, lobsters, and starfish looking things. The second half was even more spectacular--we swam with a nurse shark and barracudas!! The water was really clear on the eastern side and Sonny worked really hard to find us fun things in the water.
No one looks hot in their gear. Especially when you add flippers to this.
I cooked last night again, and it has been fun figuring out what you can make with what is available down here. Shannon has tried my version of chicken and rice (slow cooked chicken with local spices, rice mixed with pico de gallo), and last night we made a taco salad bar (lettuce, pico, cheese, beef with taco spice, guacamole, sour cream).
This morning we are taking is easy. Our backs got burned yesterday and Shannon informed me that it is relax time :) Shannon cooked up some eggs in her cabana this morning and Dave and Victor are hard at work in the casita. They are really shaping up the kitchen! It is HOT today and I give those two a mountain of credit!
This was just open space that they built off the old casita. The upper cabinets will have doors with cut out screens and be painted sunshine yellow. The bar will be tiled with Mexican blue tile and the lower bar will be covered with bamboo.
The bar on the left they tiled this morning, and the bottom of the bar will be covered in bamboo.
Still a lot of hard work but it is shaping up beautifully!!
Later tonight we are going to the handing over ceremony for Rotary, at the Flying Pig. I also get pinned as a Placencia Rotary member tonight! Tomorrow Shannon and I are going to do a Maya Beach crawl, and Friday we are heading to Yoli's to watch the sunset, and then Rumfish for dinner :) Saturday we are going to try for another water/boat day if weather permits! Sunday she leaves :(
We then have a week to get the cabanas in shape for Kate/Madalyn/Tom's visit! I heard from them that they are going to want to do a sail on a catamaran and do a scuba course, fun!! Good stories to come and let's hope rainy season holds off some more, the weather has been BEAUTIFUL this last week!