CURRENT LOCATION: On a mooring ball near the reef in Ensenada Dakity
18 17.591' N, 065 16.791' W
Yes, once again, it has been too long since the last time we made a visit with the fishes. After a failed attempt this morning to remove some scale and oxidation from our dark green hull, I was less than enthusiastic about tackling any additional chores. Instead, I expressed a desire to go snorkeling. There are some fish to be seen only a few yards off the front of the boat.
Sheryl countered with a suggestion to kayak over to the New Sea Glass Beach. I could visit with the fishes there while she spent some time collecting more sea glass. People often ask Sheryl, "What do you do
with all of that sea glass?" Well, the first of her sea glass projects is already underway. Sheryl has been creating tiny bottles of Culebra Sea Glass. She carefully places glass of a particular color and size into each bottle to create a specific rainbow of color. The bottle is sealed with a cork and completed with a decorative Turk's Head knot (representing one of Sheryl's special nautical skills).
Initially, I was quite excited about my role in this project. Friends were sending tiny liquor bottles (still containing liquor) to us as the raw material for this sea glass art project, and I stepped up to do the initial prep work...
Unfortunately (from my perspective), Sheryl found a local source of tiny bottles which put an end to my active participation in the project. She has currently cleaned out the local market's supply of tiny bottles of olive oil.
Today's visit with the fishes in a new snorkeling spot yielded the normal cast of characters. Of note, though, there were some exceptionally large schools of Surgeonfish, Doctorfish, and Blue Tang. In an effort to bring you the experience of swimming with these schools, I
actually took the camera out into the water myself and created the following video.
to swim with a school of fish.
Sheryl eventually joined me in the water and got some truly professional quality photos.