Snorkeling and more
23 April 2012 | isla Isabela
We had a long busy day yesterday starting out with a great snorkel in a nearby cove -- no guide required. In addition to an abundance of fish we saw a great big ray, but the real delight was all the marine iguana that would swim right by us! What a hoot.
Then after a short lunch break at the boat we loaded up our gear and took a tour boat out to the Tintoreras -- small islets just off of town (and the anchorage) that you can only access with a National Park tour guide. It was an interesting tour and we once again saw lots of marine iguana, and sea lions, blue footed boobies etc etc. The only drawback to the whole tour was on our earlier snorkeling trip I seemed to have a reaction to the anti fogging spray we used in our masks (thought we'd see if it worked better than spit) and I couldn't see! At least not well -- everything was blurry, much like being near sighted and not wearing glasses.
After much flushing with saline solution and even using my antibiotic eye drops, I could see again when I woke up this morning and they quit hurting. I have to admit it was a bit scary, but I couldn't imagine something used in a dive mask could have a permanent effect on your eyes -- but we did read on the bottle some people are irritated by it and to keep it out of your eyes. Guess I will go back to spit!