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Filed under: Roatan — she_travels at 7:29 pm on Saturday, February 26, 2011

I swam from Foster’s pier to Gumbalimba yesterday, the original idea was to paddle the bit of reef they have buoyed off so the boats don’t squish ya.  By the time I actually got close the wind came up and I thought for sure I was going to end up closer to Ulita than West Bay..I had to force down the panic and think…  ya know the very best bit about the sea … ya don’t sink. Granted I was fighting  the wind zipping off the hills to the ocean and pushing water along with me out to sea but the good news was..I was not in danger of being fish food.  So, I dug in knowing that if it got really bad I could flag either a boat or the Gumbalimba staff.

It was a good day.

Today I swam out from Infinity to the buoys… I found the far side of  the reef wall. There was a heard of black and white striped fish with yellow pacing me. Being  the sea can keep me from sinking I stopped.. those fishes started playing a game of ring around the rosie with me in the middle.  It was so cool, I so wished I had a camera, there were maybe 75 fish, two different kinds.  Gives a whole new meaning to swimming with the fishes.

Have I mentioned I LOVE this place!

3 Comments

Comment by treeowner

March 1, 2011 @ 9:57 pm

I am so excited you will be coming in April !!
oh and when swimming with fishys avoid the sharks !!

Comment by she_travels

March 5, 2011 @ 2:14 pm

Indeed, no sharks here, or I have never seen any. I did see a carpet of StarFish today and what looked like small jelly fish. I followed a sea turtle for about 30 minutes one afternoon, right up until he faded in to the deep blue going down outside of the reef. It is still lookin like April will works out I am thinking I might hit SEA Tac about 1pm on the 14th.

Comment by treeowner

March 6, 2011 @ 12:38 pm

so excited you are coming in April. need my trusty Girls !!

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