I am waiting with eleven others at Ocean Safari for a half-day snorkeling trip.
Her husband who will be one of our guides strongly agrees as he warns us..... “I have seen her drive”.
At Cape Tribulation Beach the wind is blowing about 20-25 miles per hour as we make an assisted beach boarding on the boat that will take us snorkeling.
With a slight grin we are informed that the back of the boat will be the most comfortable ride. I observe a silent count of passengers by both crew members and we are on our way.
I wish Nicole was here, she would enjoy this.
Cape Tribulation coastline expands and then disappears under a gray vista as our distance grows from it. The weather is beautiful on the water but rain is falling again in the mountains and rain forest behind us.
Use only one hand to call your friends over to check out what you just spotted below.
Splash and I am in another world. The water is warm with good visibility and I am greeted by a visual delight.
This almost all seems unreal except I can hear myself breathing.
Here, turtles and stingrays are spotted.
Again, this is an amazingly beautiful and colorful world. As our return time approaches, I abandon my snorkel gear and take a relaxing swim.
I have lived one of my dreams.
From Halloween in Australia, Kangaroos, Sydney, American Football, Hippies and Sarsaparilla, I share a nice conversation with an Australian couple as we make our way back to Cape Tribulation.
Did you know that Australia's oldest “Hippie” community was located just north of here until the 1990's?
“Like wow man, I guess I am just a little too late to join”.
“The Best Sarsaparilla”
How can I refuse?
A short walk and we are back at Ocean Safari. I am escorted by “The Ambassador Of Sarsaparilla” to PK Market.
Damn, The Ambassador Is Right!
This has been an awesome experience and Ocean Safari did an excellent job. This is a well run family business that deserves your consideration if you do not want to be on a boat all day for the same amount of actual snorkeling time.
I understand all boats give you about 2 hours in the boat except most take about an hour and a half to get to snorkel sites compared to 35 minutes with Ocean Safari.
A dip in the pool, a shower and it will be time to head back south.