Sunday, December 14, 2008
Weekend #8- Starfish Reef, Panama
Friday morning John hitched a boat ride to Almirante to buy groceries for the next 11 days. Food here is very reasonable but it is expensive to take a boat-taxi to the mainland, so we want to go as few times as possible. Once he returned, and all afternoon, all we did was swim in the ocean!
Saturday was less humid, but still hot... so we spent the day in the ocean at the beach. Micah and JB snorkeled for hours. There is a reef about 50 yards off shore that is full of coral and starfish. Micah just floats on top of the water, breathing through her snorkel, and swims for hours. Kendal is a bit frightened of the jelly-beans (we have only seen a couple) but Ethan is quick to correct her, "Not jelly-beans, jelly-fish".
This morning, Sunday, Micah and JB snorkeled, Ethan & Kendal swam and Marcie put her chair in the water and watched:) While Kendal took her nap in the early afternoon, and Micah & Ethan rested, JB and Marcie went to Ada Bible via the Internet-technology can be a huge blessing! Then it was back to the beach. Just as we were getting ready to dive in, it began to rain. As I type, it is down pouring!!! JB and the kids are still swimming, but I hustled back to the villa for some quiet computer time...so I type to you watching the rain come down, listening to the sounds of the rainy jungle mixed with the shouts of kids swimming...music to my ears. Hope you had a good Sunday too!!