Tuesday, August 30, 2011

A-Snorkeling We Go

Our last major vacation activity was snorkeling and, y'all, it was so much fun. I hope to never forget looking up at various intervals and watching one little girl's snorkel following directly behind my man's....over and over and over again...it was so sweet I could hardly stand it. :-)

We got to the marina a bit early so we had a chance to look at the boats...



...and after a short trip out to the bay...




...we came upon the Laguna Madre Sea Grass Meadows, which was our destination...




...where we had about an hour and a half to snorkel around and check out the marine life...


...and find clams in what is only about 3-4 feet of water...


We saw a number of fish...



...and the man and the girl each saw a seahorse...I'm so jealous!


The girl had her own underwater camera for this venture and she loved it. She also took a bunch of pics of us in snorkeling gear so we could remember "how silly we looked." Oh, how I love her and her quirky sense of humor, y'all.


Before we knew it time was up and we had to climb the ladder back into the boat, which was much easier said than done, friends. The water here is super salty so you float really easily but definitely need some citrus fruit to get that taste out of your mouth.




We enjoyed our last boat ride across the bay and, once we docked, learned that we'd come in just after the morning's deep sea fishing trip had arrived. One of the guys on the boat caught a shark!


This is Ricky-Do. He was one of the deck hands on our fishing trip the night before. Dave yelled across the water, "So you take us out and we catch nothing but you take these guys out and they limit out and catch a shark?!?!"


To which Ricky replied, "Yessir, brother!"

Now can you see why we loved Breakaway Cruises and their crew so much? Each person had this much personality, which made for some super funs trips!

It was almost time for us to leave but you know we didn't say farewell without hitting the beach again, right?

Happy Tuesday!

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