March Update.

16 Mar

The last couple weeks have had a lot of comings and goings and more to come.  Nakitas cousin Denise left, and Daryls father along with his step brother Jeff and his two kids arrived.  Daryl and Nakitas time is also running short.  They are staying at our place for there last week here, and are flying home on the 21st.  Since they have to leave so soon, we have been trying to fit everything left to do in to a short time.  Mandy has booked her flight and is heading down here for a while with her kitties and will be getting her on my birthday (April 2).  Also Adam Broderson is going to visit Cozumel with a few friends on April 18th for a week.  They will be staying at a resort, but we look forward to showing them the island.

Cozumel is home to two world-class sailboats that participated in Americas Cup, and since our friend Matt works there we were able to go as a group (9 people) for free!  We boarded the Canadian boat the True North and were assigned our jobs.  Most of us had pretty active jobs like working the winch to being the ships grinders.  After being shown what to do, the race started.  We worked hard and got in the lead!  Wind was good that day, and the boat got moving really fast.  It was great!!  The True North came across the line first and the ref gave the white flag to indicate that we were the official winners.  After a good winning celebration and a drink, I got to pilot the boat!  Thanks Matt for the awesome day! 

We have still be diving lots and Tim hit his 39 dive yesterday!  Most days we go for a shore dive in the morning for exercise.  Every dive is a unique experience as the current and what you see is always different.  Daryl, Nakita, Tim and Monstro took Jeff out for a dive while he was visiting. They saw the baby eagle ray, and a seahorse which can be hard to find.  Tim and I did see two more Flying Gurnards while doing a shore dive, but once again had no camera!  We spent a bit of time following them and were able to get right up close and examine them.  They are pretty rare fish so it was a treat to see two together.  

On the 13th Daryl, Nakita, Tim, and I went out on an afternoon dive of the boat wreck.   The boat is 184 feet long, 33 feet wide, sits in about 80 feet of water.  It was an old Mexican Navy boat that was donated and sunk to serve as an artificial reef.  We toured the whole boat from propellers to engine room and even made a stop in the bathroom.  It was a great dive.  After the wreck dive and our safety stop we went for a twilight dive at Paradise Reef.  The sun was setting over the ocean as we left the boat.  It was neat to see how the ocean changes as night falls.  As the fish become less active the lobsters, eels, crabs, and octopus all come out.  Thanks again to Darly for the great underwater pictures.

Viva Mexico!

Left to right in front: Larry, Charlotte, Denise and Tim. Back row: Chris, Tati, Daryl and Nakita.
































Pepe and Tim










































2 Responses to “March Update.”

  1. Daryl March 16, 2012 at 1:49 pm #

    Bueno !

  2. Chantel March 17, 2012 at 8:29 am #

    Liz – You are a great blog writer! Keep it up! 😉

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