Tuesday, September 14, 2010

just call me Jacques Cousteau

My beautiful sand-filled Panasonic camera is being repaired or replaced right now and we won't get it back until we go home for Christmas. So to use in the interim, we bought a cheaper Fuji that is sand-resistant and WATERPROOF up to 10 feet deep. Hooray! Now when I finally see that sea turtle I've been hunting since we first got here A YEAR AGO I'll have evidence. Someone I know that just got here three weeks ago has already seen one. Life isn't fair.

Enorm anchor. Probably 6 feet from end to end.


Needlenose gobies

Blueydot skipjack

Sharptooth cyclid

Cutest little beach bum

Looking at a tiny hermit crab. Look at her little pose!!

Oh my gosh. Funniest picture ever. So I was trying to take a cute picture out in the water with Jon, but the waves kept knocking us around:

This boat got washed up on the rocks during Hurricane Earl a couple of weeks ago. Jon and I barely missed it by a couple of days but it did a lot of damage to our little beach. The sand is returning day by day, but now there's ANOTHER hurricane coming, and this one is even bigger (but is supposed to turn north and hopefully mostly miss us). Anyway, I'll cry if all the sand disappears again.

(Taken a few inches under the surface of the water)

Totally posed. But I still love it.

My favorite dog on the island and her little puppies (she's just a puppy herself! Sad.)

The Rope. A note on The Rope: It’s at least 500 years old, covered in slime and barnacles, and runs from the shoreline all the way out to sea. There is no worse feeling in the world than accidentally stepping on it. Etiquette dictates that if a member of a beachgoing party does step on The Rope, they are to let out a warning cry of “ew, the ROPE!” while fake gagging and dramatically paddling away.

The most GORGEOUS day ever. Omg. It was so sunny and clear and beautiful.

Coral arch

Stupid-face puffer. Not to be confused with the Cute-face puffer (sadly, unpictured)

Sneak camera attack!

Local man spear-fishing. Awesome. (Saba in the background)

Communal snorkel gear

Longest post ever. kthxbai.


  1. SHARPTOOTH!! is that REALLY what they're called? awesome.

    that rope makes my skin crawl just thinking about it.


    do i really have to click on the handicap symbol if i can't read the word? i'm not a CAP

  2. I'm still laughing over that pic of you and jon.

  3. Are those the real names of fish or did you make them up? You live in a very beautiful world.

  4. They're the real made-up names.

  5. It's like a made up true story. I wish we had a camera for the shrieking eels.