I can hardly believe one of the things that happened to me while in Huatulco. Although I have not lost my fear of the great ocean filled with all kinds of things just waiting to get me, I am starting to enjoy being in it.
I spent several wonderful hours the other day snorkeling in the area between the NaBalam Hotel and the Avalon across the way. Granted not much to see for a seasoned snorkeling. But to me, it was paradise. I actually saw fishes! Not very pretty ones, but fishes all the same.
After one failed attempt, I screwed on my courage and actually passed under this very scary bridge to the other side! I was really, really proud of myself! The barnacle encrusted pillars are just plain creepy but, oh, the fish that live under there!
And we discovered a most marvelous thing, quite by accident. Along those white sandbags that have been placed in the water to help rebuild the beach are fish nurseries! Little itty bitty tiny perfectly formed fish. Like a whole school of Nemos but not as bright. It was the perfect snorkel spot for me!
So for now I am just getting accustomed to breathing underwater and not being able to see all around me at once. Baby steps, but steps.
I'll let you know if I get up the courage to tackle the open ocean in front of my house.