Thursday, April 10, 2014

Snorkeling in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

One of our cruise ports was St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands. We have been there at least 4 times so we decided not to tour the city anymore. AJ wanted to go snorkeling so I signed up for that.
 My 2 sisters took my mother on a sky ride to go to the other side to see the city.

 Our excursion was not until later so AJ and I took pictures around the ship.

 And then it was time to go. AJ was so excited.
 They took us on a catamaran ride to get to the snorkeling site.

 Everybody had to wear a vest which we could either inflate or not. Mine was inflated of course, lol. I have a fear of deep water.
 AJ jumped in the water and encouraged me to do the same. Of course, at this time, I did not know there was actually a ladder to go down from the catamaran. So I followed her and jumped. I had no idea how deep the water was and when I found out, OMG, I got so nervous! One of my fins came off too after I jumped and AJ had to dive for it. I was holding on to AJ so tightly and she said I almost killed her, lol. After a while I was able to relax and got to go on my own, not wandering too far from the instructor and actually enjoyed the snorkel.
Too bad I forgot to bring my underwater camera cause there were colorful fish and reefs and we saw lots of sea turtles.
Drinks were unlimited on the catamaran. They had a mixed dink called "Pain Killer" with pineapple, coconut, rum, orange juice and something else and it was so good.

 It rained a lot along the way but who cares, we were going to be wet in the water anyway. Luckily there was no lighting nor thunder.

 Wouldn't you like to live there?

 After snorkeling, they took us to a beach in an island, called Honeymoon Beach.
 Lots of cacti.
 AJ swam while I just enjoyed the sand.

 It was an invigorating experience and I am glad we went and it saved me from spending too much in St. Thomas cause it is one of my favorite places to shop.
On our way back, the other people got so drunk and they were just partying and dancing. They played really loud music and it was fun to watch them.

 We took the cruise so we (all my brothers and sisters and other family members too) could spend some time with my mom who will be 96 this coming July. She was all smiles and just glowing during the cruise. We had a drawing and got a day to take care of her between all of us.
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