Friday, November 29, 2013

Yanuca Island Experience–November 29, 2013

We have had a busy month and have worked on three of our P-days so we decided that we needed to take one.  We went out to Pacific Harbor and took a day trip out to Yanuca Island on Friday.  We had to be there by 8:30am and went out on the same boat we went snorkeling on before.

This time they took us over to a small island and around to a small cove where they have a surfers camp set up.  The big surfing waves are out quite a ways and they stay on the island and boat out.  There were about 14 of us that went.

The cove is beautiful and the water had that gorgeous turquoise color.  We all went snorkeling and it was a great place to do it.  There was no wind, so no white caps and the coral is right off the beach.  It was the first time I have actually snorkeled and it was fun, you just have to watch where you swim and not try to swim over the coral because in some places it’s only a few inches under water

We came back in and one of our tour guides climbed up a tall coconut tree and threw down coconuts and they cut them open and we drank the coconut water.  These are green coconuts and the coconut meat is very soft and not very thick yet.

Then we played a game where they laid out a pineapple and blindfolded people and turned them around and had them guess how many steps it was and then walk that far and hit the ground with a stick to try and smash the pineapple.  The pineapple was in no danger – in fact one girl walked in a complete circle without realizing it.

Lunch came next and we all just lounged in the warm sunshine and then a few hearty souls snorkeled again and it was time to depart.  We got back about 4pm.  We headed straight for Baca Blues and had dinner and then back home to help Elder and Sister Tennis with their end of semester activities.  Fun, fun day – but next time we have to remember that when snorkeling it’s the back of you that gets sunburned – not the front!  Point taken!!!

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