I made plans with my friend Bonny to go snorkeling at Ixtapa Island on Monday and fortunately nothing interfered. We were to meet at the bus stop at 9:00, both of us were there about 8:30, and so it appears that we are both morning people. 12 pesos later we were on our way to Playa Linda to catch the boat to the island. I made sure I had plenty of small change for tips for the men who haul me on and off the pangas. My knees are holding up pretty good this year but I do appreciate the help. Ixtapa Island has the best snorkeling, there are so many fish and so many varieties and the swim all around you. Sometimes a whole school of beautiful, multicolored fish would swim right through your path. The only issue with Ixtapa Island is that I could use a couple of the boat men to help me out of the water. Between the waves and the shifting sand under my feet, I feel a bit like a beached whale trying to get up right. Not a pretty site! I try to take some pictures of the crowd with my cell phone camera, but all it will say is camera failed. So a whole day of fun activity and eating a visiting and no pictures Later back at la casa I pulled the battery, waited a few minutes and replaced it and the camera works fine. Wished I’d thought of doing that sooner.Even with the camera I wouldn’t have been able to get these marvelous pictures of the fish we swam with. Here are just a few we saw.
A A couple of beach drinks, and an order of garlic shrimp later and another swim with the fishes and we need to board the boat for the return trip. I stop at the mercado to pick up some celery and Bonny goes on to offer to show an Ixtapa couple where to get off for the tourist a market even though it is out of her way. She loves Zihuatanejo and want every one to enjoy it to the fullest. Great day at the beach. Signing off KO