After breakfast Ben and I slapped on a few coats of sunscreen and headed to the water. We went snorkeling right off the beach and saw some parrot fish, sheepshead and others. I realized today that I really love snorkeling.
I’m scared of SCUBA diving, but give me a snorkel and some fishies and I’m all over that. (I need to note that it is not easy for me to put this picture up, but I am trying to lead by example. This may be as good as it gets and I am enjoying vacation without worrying about how I look. Life and vacations are too short for that. )
After lunch I did something I never do. After years of trying to convince me, Ben finally got me to cave.
I took a nap.
And it was good.
It didn’t exactly recharge me because I woke up groggy and couldn’t shake it, but it did feel good to just sleep a little extra.
And that’s when it happened. My third worst fear came true. I got stung by a jelly fish. (Aren’t you really distracted by what my top 2 worst fears are now?)
Anyways, Ben and I were casually swimming in the ocean around sunset when I felt a sudden shard pain on my neck and shoulder. I said “Ow!” and touched my neck, but nothing was there.
It wasn’t super bad, but we got out of the water in case I had an allergic reaction and it got worse.
She slapped some lotion on it and said I’ll be fine.
While Ben offered to pee on me, I was able to dodge that bullet thanks to the nurse lady. Whew, close call.
Oh well, now I know what that feels like.
Despite the ocean mishap, I am having a great time.
Question: Have you ever been stung or bitten by an animal or insect?
This was my first time, outside of mosquitoes of course.