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.

Some of the fish we swam with
Some of the fish we swam with

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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

Author: zihuathyme

I'm a traveler, not as frequently as I would like , but I plan on doing more. After working full time at Mount Rainier National Park during the summer of 22 I have decided to retire completely and forever. Prior to that I was semi retired as a Wedding Officiant I officiated at about 20 weddings a season, and with my small delivery service I handled the distribution of a local high-quality Home and Garden magazine . Prior to my "semi retirement" I was in corrections and before that I owned and operated a bail bond agency. I now plan to travel to new places and exciting places, getting ready to do that as a solo as the Senior is no longer with me, his choice, and I am OK with that. For hobbies I'm a reader and love my kindle. And I enjoy writing.

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