Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Snorkeling at Seven Mile Beach (Sept. 12th, 2010)

SHARK! SHARK! SHARK! Saw a shark!This is a Nurse shark. It was hiding under some coral. I swam in real close to snap this picture but then it got scared and swam away.
This is the nurse shark swimming away. I was surprised at how fast it took off.
Shark wasn't the only thing seen on this snorkeling adventure. Here's a lovely school of blue tangs.
Here's a baby spotted trunk-fish.
Sharks are cool!

Snorkeling at Barkers (July 20th, 2010)

Spotted a little rock off the tip of Barker's and decided to swim to it. It took about an hour each way. The water was pretty shallow and below head-level for the majority of the way.
Unfortunately, there wasn't much see life to observe.

This little stingray showed up but that was about all there was to see while swimming.
I brought my fishing rod with me because I thought I'd do a few casts from the rock.
There were some fish swimming around the rock but they didn't want to bite my lure. Also, the rock was really sharp and that made it tough walk on. During this adventure, there was lots of stuff to step on. It would have been good to have shoes.

There were jelly-fish and I got stung. It wasn't a big deal though.

Snorkeling at Barkers (July 20th, 2010)

It was really hot out this day and the ocean felt like bathwater. Almost too warm. There were some fish around.These are yellow grunts. They are really common. I was surprised to see that they were being sold at the downtown fish market because they're pretty small.Here's a sea anemone. I'm surprised that there are so few of these here in the Cayman Islands.This big barracuda showed up and wouldn't leave me this cut my snorkeling short.