Thursday, July 23, 2009

Flippers and Fishies

Thursday morning we found ourselves in the port of Calica, Mexico. From what I understand this is a new port that is trying to establish itself with the cruise lines. Other than the local shore excursions, many people took cabs to the nearby city of Playa del Carmen, which has more to offer.

Our shore excursion in Calica was a morning of snorkeling! We boarded the bus and were ready for our adventure!

After a 20 minute ride, we got off the bus at this BEAUTIFUL beach:

We had a quick lesson in snorkeling before we got our gear on and entered the water. Check out the Princess and Lego-Man.

I'll pay for this one, but here is the hubby getting his snorkel groove on:

While I am at it, I might as well roll my snorkeling self under the bus too:

We spent the better part of an hour in the water, which was a bit choppy if you ask me. The hubby ended up with the Princess and I wound up with the boy, whose name should probably be changed to Aqua-Man after this excursion. I could barely keep up with him!

Here are a few of the photos of some underwater sights:

Before heading back to the ship, we spent a little time enjoying the beach:

Care to guess what the Princess' favorite thing was in Calica?!

Yep, you guessed it....she LOVED the iguana's!! They appeared out of the rocks like magic when a local man tossed some DOG FOOD out onto this boat landing. I believe the word "pet iguana" was used on a sign nearby. The Princess actually asked her crazy germophobic mother if she could touch one?! And, no, I didn't let her.

After all the snorkeling and iguana fun one family could stand, we headed back to our ship.

We left Calica and got the ship headed back in the direction of Alabama:

Somebody was worn slap out by dinner time:

And tonight's towel tell me?!


Dawn @ P.S.He loves you.. said...

Cat? or a Bull dog?

Looks like great fuN!

Lianne said...

Those big ol' lizards give me the heebie jeebies. Good call on the "no petting" thing. Icky.

This one gets my vote as a bulldog.

The Source said...

Got absolutely NO clue what that towel is supposed to be! But it looks like the kids had a blast snorkeling!