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30 October 2015 | Isle de Pines, Noumea, New Caledonia
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28 May 2015 | Taiohae Bay, Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia
12 May 2015 | Taiohae Bay, Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia
26 April 2015 | Academy Bay, Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz, Islas Galapagos, Ecuador
13 April 2015 | Panama to Galapagos
07 April 2015 | Balboa, Panama
31 March 2015 | Colon, Panama
Turks & Caicos Snorkeling Trip
25 March 2013 | French Cay, TCI
We had decided that my mom and I would go on a snorkeling trip while Roan and my dad would go on a SCUBA diving trip, despite my protests that it would be more fun if they left me behind on the boat reading while they went. I was forced to come along although my mom let me bring my book. As it ended up I enjoyed the day. We went in a 42 ft. fast powerboat that had two 250 horsepower outboards on the back and was painted an interesting combination of yellow and pink. It was like an oversized dinghy. We zoomed to French Cay at about 25 knots.
I read for most of the way to French Cay. We arrived and anchored off near the reef around the cay. We did a cool 45-minute snorkel in a place that had amazing coral and pretty good fish [apart from the most common reef coral fish, we saw Porcupine Fish, Lizard Fish, and a big Nassau Grouper. The color and shape of the coral was indeed spectacular – Marta]. After that snorkel we did another 45-minute one about 500 feet away where we wandered back into the range of the previous snorkel.
The boat then went up to the other side of the cay and put one anchor out a little ways off the beach and another on the beach so that the stern of the boat was a couple feet from the beach. On the way in to the beach, there were some reef sharks and rays hanging out in the shallows. The snorkel guides then prepared lunch while everyone except me went for a walk of the cay [French Cay is a breeding island for Brown Noddies and Terns so we kept the walk to the beach. There were birds everywhere – Marta]. I relaxed in the shade and read some more. The lunch was a delicious small buffet.
There was another snorkel spot away from French Cay on a reef but I had been feeling cold so I read while everyone else went snorkeling [More Barracuda and a huge Queen Triggerfish – Marta]. After that snorkel we went back and I read on the way back again. We got back at about 4:00 a few hours after my dad and Roan’s boat got back.
Although I didn’t want to go I enjoyed the trip as it had amazing snorkeling with the best coral I have ever seen and some nice fish, another bonus was that I got to do a lot of reading.