Day 7: SNORKEL!
From Kevin, Laura, & Jennifer M.:
Last night we were lulled to sleep by rustling palms, waves, and even a little rainstorm. We awoke refreshed to do our island tour and then hit the boat for the days highlight…snorkeling! We explored this beautiful underwater ecosystem, amazed by the diversity.
The quiet vastness and epic beauty of this unknown world washed over us a feeling of humbled peace. As our bodies gently swayed with the current our minds drifted off into a meditative tranquility. Vivid colors and funky shapes danced beneath us…tantalizing, mesmerizing. Living in the moment, oblivious of our troubled world, are these creatures. How small we are in this world, how small we are.
After a meal break we enter back into the world of the aquatic unknown. For the first time, many of us headed into the water, snorkel gear in place, to snorkel in…the dark. The world we had explored during the day had changed to an eerie wonderland complete with stingrays, barracudas, and octopus. Snorkeling through the darkness was an experience second to none, only surpassed by the friendships we have gained.