Friday, January 9, 2015

Marieta Islands

Fifteen of us boarded the Bruna, a 30 foot launch, for a day trip out to the Marieta Islands. It was a one hour boat trip with Captain Ernesto and his crew of two young deckhands, Adrian and Tony.

When we reached the islands, we had the opportunity to swim from the boat to a tunnel into a gorgeous sandy beach, hidden from view.

I decided to join the swimmers for what felt like a marathon swim.
The large dark shape directly ahead of us was the entrance to the tunnel.
With heads kept low we slowly swam into the sun and sand
of an invisible hole in the island.

Climbing back onboard I was exhausted but exhilarated!
Not bad for a seventy year old!!

After this swim the captain steered our boat closer to the island.

The islands are home to Blue-footed Boobies.

Back onboard after another stop for snorkelling.
Saw amazing fish...electric blue, striped, big, small...WOW!!

A happy trio...and Doug the master snorkeler!

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