Third Paddling a Day in a Row!!

I got out early today!  I woke up before the alarm went off.  I got down to the beach and decided to swim first since it was so nice.  I was having a great snorkeling morning watching a school of about thirty Unicorn fish zipping around when a turtle appeared under me!  I swam with it for a while!  It was great to see a turtle!  When I came in I could see people hanging around the stand up paddling spot so I hurried over there.  The guy in charge handed me a paddle and told me I had a board for the 9:00 a.m. paddle!   We paddled out by the huge outside reef.  It was so neat out there!  The waves washing over the reef were generating some swells to paddle over.  It was fun but after a few of them…. I was done out there!  I left the group and paddled around by myself for a while and then I came in.  I can’t believe I got out paddling three days in a row! I never expected that to happen.  It was still nice so I headed out for another swim/snorkel.  Then it was time to check out of the hotel and head back to Vidanta.  We will definitely stay at that hotel again!

Beautiful day!

Beautiful day!

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Akumal Sunset Sky

Muy Bonita!

Muy Bonita!

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A Welcome Sight!!

SUP boards and lots of them!  When I booked this place, I had no idea there would be stand up boards available!  Score!  I didn’t get down as early this morning as I had planned so I had to wait until 11:00 a.m. to paddle.  The sea was so calm and nice ….. I just had to get out swimming and snorkeling……. It was just too nice!

SUP boards!

SUP boards!       When I got over to the boards… They were all taken…. Oops.  I had a feeling one of the people would bail on paddling so I waited patiently.  Sure enough, one of the women bailed out and I got her board!  The guy in charge of the paddling was out with the other people so I got to paddle by myself and get a workout.  It was so great to be out paddling, I didn’t even mind the lousy paddle and mucho heavy board!  I’m going to try to get down to the beach earlier tomorrow so I can paddle one more time before we check out.  Adios!

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Akumal Bay Resort

It was a beautiful day at Akumal Bay!  It wasn’t quite as windy as yesterday…… And I swam and found paddle boards too!  It was a bit bumpy by the time I decided to go out paddling but I really wanted to get out on a board!  It was just me and the paddle board guy.  I really appreciate my personal equipment back home on Maui because these boards are so heavy!  Yikes!  And the paddles are kind of heavy too…… But hey, I got out paddling!  It was nice!  Tomorrow I will try to get down there earlier.  Adios!

Beach day!

Beach day!

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Riviera Maya Sunset

Mexico sunset

Mexico sunset

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Akumal, Mexico

We finally made it to Mexico!  Yesterday we drove to Akumal which is a quaint little beach town.  It was great to the beach and get out swimming!  I spotted a huge turtle munching on sea grass and then another one.  One of the turtles surfaced right in front of me so I got to rub its shell!  I saw quite a few fish and then a big stingray fluttered by underneath me.  The ocean is so warm!  It felt good to sit on the beach and soak up the Mexican sun then we were off to the Turtle Bay Cafe for shrimp tacos!  It was a good day!  Adios!

Swimming with turtles!

Swimming with turtles!

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Sunset time!!

Nice!

Nice!

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