There was a lot of snorkeling this year. Ezra has really taken to it and used his mask and snorkel every chance he could — mostly in the pool, but this year he snorkeled off the end of the dock, too. (So did Bruce.)
Finn’s not as big a fan of the snorkel, but he liked to wear his swim goggles and have a look around.
For our bigger snorkeling trip, we decided to go back to Hol Chan and Shark Ray Alley. Ezra finally got to ride in an open boat, but our guide, Randy, wouldn’t let him ride on the top.
I don’t have any pictures of us actually snorkeling because I was snorkeling, too. But we had a great trip. Finn got a tow in the floaty ring from Randy and Ezra swam the whole way on his own. I can’t really tell how long we were out but probably 30-45 minutes. I was so proud of my boys! We saw some great sea life, including my favorite — a green sea turtle munching on some grass.
After the Hol Chan visit, we went over to Shark Ray Alley and Randy, of course, called the sharks over.
Bruce, Ezra and I got in the water first. Then I saw Finn jump in and swim over to the ring, little legs kicking as fast as he could. Even Jamma did some snorkeling!
We were pretty pooped after that. The boys enjoyed the usual pouches of water and we headed back, hitting a quick out-of-nowhere rainstorm on the way.
Great day! Perfect weather and a wonderful adventure for all of us.