Snorkeling at Arashi and Boca Catalina Beaches
Trip Start Jan 27, 2011
22Trip End Feb 17, 2011
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Today was going to be an easy day. I got up at 9 am instead of 8 when I woke up. I ate my breakfast at my little patio table outside my door and then I started to get everything ready for snorkeling and all the little rituals to get out the door...not before the maid tried to clean my room...twice. I thought I had everything to snorkel including my contacts. What I discovered was that the problems I had seeing when I wore them before were definitely the fault of the contacts. I saw double cars and double columns. In terms of snorkeling, I really didn't notice much difference with and without contacts. I did notice when my mask fogged though
I walked over to the low-rise hotel area to catch the bus to Arashi Beach. The first bus didn't go there so I waited quite awhile. When I got to Arashi, I didn't see many people snorkeling
When I got out of the water, there was no real beach, just rocks so I had a rather ungainly exit crawling out over the rocks. Then to my surprise, I couldn't figure out where I was. I had gone around some corner of the beach but I wan't sure which end of the beach. I asked a couple but they didn't know. They suggested I ask the locals in the villa across the street....I am running around in bare feet now...but the locals were Americans and they didn't know but one guy did say that the current came from the east and there was a small parking lot in that direction so I was pretty sure that was the way for me to go
On the way back, I stopped at the Palm Beach Plaza across from the Holiday Inn for stamps. I waited in the line a long time while the woman in front of me bought money orders I think. Then I walked over to the Pelican Pier where I had lunch one day and got a Pina Colada for my last florins. I had a bit more cash than I needed to get the bus back to the low-rise hotels. When I got back to the Arubiana I took advantage of some remaining daylight to do some reading by the pool until the boisterous boys splashed me with water while playing ball. I went over to the other side to the hammock and they managed to get me once there too. Now I am wrapping up for the day and thinking about how long I can avoid packing up for my early departure tomorrow am.