So turns out we are taking pictures and doing new things faster than I've been able to write about them! Thought I would let the pictures do the talking this time. These shots are from the wonderful time we had last weekend with Nick home. Thanks to Guam for providing the gorgeous weather (it's in the heart of rainy season, so it's hit or miss these days). Enjoy!
Nick got off work early on Friday so we started the weekend by jumping in the boat and wandering aimlessly along the shoreline. One thing I love about Guam is there are lots of random islands off shore everywhere. Many of them have some great reefs full of life. It's so easy to jump out of the boat and take a peek.We pulled into this gorgeous cove and explored the beaches for a while. Lots of tide pools full of critters (fish, crabs, and Nick saw an eel). My favorite part was floating in the warm water.
On our hike to the Talofofo Caves, we found this giant leaf, put in perspective next to my foot. Most of you know I am no size 6!
The cool thing about this place is that it's easy to fit in a lot of things in a short amount of time. Take your average Sunday. We went to church, then hit golf balls at the driving range, then dove a shipwreck. Of course, all of this great fun was balanced out when we came home and watched Florida and Navy's losing football games. Needless to say, we were glad we hadn't wasted the sunshine watching lousy football.
We dove a ship called the Tokai. It's in the harbor by the navy base, so it's an easy 5-minute boat ride. All in all, it only took about an hour to put the boat in, rent tanks, go to the dive site and dive it.
We saw some pretty cool stuff on this wreck, the most interesting of which was this massive eel! It never poked its head farther out of the porthole so we don't know how long it was, but its head was the same circumference as a grapefruit! These things look super creepy with their piercing electric eyes and snaggly underbites, but rest assured they are the fish equivalent of all bark and no bite. Nick stuck his fin towards the eel's mouth to see if we could get him to bite, and he immediately retreated back into his hole.
All in all, a great weekend. Hope you all had a fabulous weekend as well!