31 January 2017
Realised today that I haven't worn shoes for a fortnight now. Not sure why that fact deserved a mention, but it has been a thought in my head today. As we thought, no diving yesterday, but into the mangroves to spot manatees. Three hours sitting in the boat, and not a mannatee in sight, which is not that uncommon. But lovely just sitting there looking out. A quick snorkel on the way back at 'barracuda patch' (none spotted today) to look for Henry's (one of the field scientists) dive computer which has gone missing, before heading home. A fairly leisurely afternoon which included a beach clean up and data entry, and then the boat arrived back from San Pedro with next weeks supplies. And the start of party night as tomorrow is day off from the stressful life that we are leading. A more relaxed evening, as I guess we are all getting to know each other, which started off with some drinking games (I am so out of practice, as is my liver!) and then I introduced a round of 'snozzwangling' (thanks Mark for enabling my street cred to rise a notch or two!) Much hilarity, and it has now been recorded in a number of journals, to be imported worldwide! Lots of music and dancing, table tennis under flashing lights which was a challenge, and then bed. Woke up this morning to the boys cabana cooking breakfast (cooks day off). Scrambled eggs and chocolate cake was an interesting start, and then another sun filled, relaxing beach day. Still quite windy, so don't know what the diving will be like tomorrow, but fingers crossed that we will be able to get out through the cuts in the reef into the deeper waters.