Of Boulders and Schools

Wow.  What a day.

We snorkeled at Monkey Point and saw thousands of tiny fish in schools.  As you swam toward them, they would part magically and regroup out of harms way.  It was fabulous.

Then we went hiking amongst these huge boulders that tossed on top of one another in a haphazard manner.  It reminded of me the movie, 127 Hours.  Or was it 126?  Anyway, it was a bit tense but I tried, really tried not to think about if one of the boulders shifted, I’d be squished like a bug.  It was wonderfully different…sort of like Arches on the water.  Once thru the boulders, we entered a lovely small bay and cooled ourselves in the warm water by swimming around.  There was a stingray there but we didn’t see it as we didn’t have our snorkel equipment.  Couldn’t carry the equipment and hike thru the boulders because of the strenuous nature of the hike.  You needed both hands to climb up stairs and rocks.

Then we motored back to a mooring field near the airport on Tortola.  It was almost windless so we had bugs.  Ugh.

Ray and I had cooking detail tonight.  We marinated and then barbecued pork tenderloins.  I made bean with rum, jalapenos, honey, onions, garlic, catsup, etc.  And we served previously frozen fruit and applesauce and broccoli.  Oh, and then M & M’s for dessert.  Everyone was appreciative and a good time was had by all.

It was a really wonderful day except for Ray falling on his knee in our cabin.  He is now on a regime of Aleve and had an ice pack.  Another one on the injured list.  It’s easy to get hurt.  The boat has very slippery floors…like, who thought of that?  When the floor gets wet, it is even slipperier.  You’d think boat designers could build a better boat.  With all the space age stuff we have nowadays, how hard could it be to use a surface that is roughed up.  Don’t get me started.  It’s after 10 p.m. and it’s been a very long day.  We woke up at the crack of dawn and  remained busy most of the day.  Ah, life is good.

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