So we thought we would get our sea legs by having a snorkel in a “sheltered” reef area called the Blue Holes, just 500 metres from our unit. It wasn’t a great idea. By the time we got our thermal tops, masks, snorkels and fins put on, getting into the water was a challenge. It was surprising because we thought the reef, about 100 metres out, would put a brake on the swell. Wrong! Ten minutes of being thrashed around in the strong current was enough for us.
It wasn’t all disappointing. We got to enjoy sun, sand and a glorious view of the ocean on a mostly secluded beach. In addition, there were plenty of crabs crawling around in the sand, including one, a brightly-colured yellow whose name escapes us.
We are happy to enjoy this time of the year which is the off season and the tourist population here is sparse.
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