Day 330 : roatan


Sandy: We saw a young sea turtle towards the end of our 80 ft. dive at Overheat wall. The sea turtle was nestled in coral and came out slowly. It seemed to trust us enough but we could tell it wasn’t interested in being friends because it slowly swam away. The last time we dove in Honduras (Guanaja) we also saw a sea turtle. It was very young, caught in a fishing net. The dive masters cut the sea turtle loose from net because it is illegal to capture sea turtles. It was brought on board so we could have a closer look. It was gorgeous, only the size of a large platter. When it was put back into the water it shot off so fast that it only appeared as a dark spot in my photograph. On our second dive the most amazing thing we saw was a spotted eagle ray. Not that the spiney lobster and lion fish weren’t cool but the ray was more special. It, too, did not act afraid, though swam away not towards us. It’s wing span, about 4 feet, undulated so gracefully as they move through the water.

Sandy’s year long journey – going from being a right-hander to left-hander, and Kelly’s parallel trip as a left-hander doing things as a right-hander.


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