SO. Let's cut to the chase. During the early morning swim this AM we swam through a thick field of jellies and a good portion of the group that went out got stung. The sting felt like a bee sting and went away after a while. Nobody panic, everything is just fine!
Today we went out to Sharks Bay and took sediment core samples from various locations of reef patches. The process seemed rather easy when we had it explained to us, it was a bit of a shock to discover how difficult it actually was. I worked with Holly today during this lab, which was lovely. Holly is great at free diving and I am rather weak in this area, so she was able to pick up my slack. We chose to sample a reef patch that was closer to shore. The current was pretty strong during this time, we would swim up to one measured distance and then get ready to move to the next when we found out that we had been pushed 10-20 feet from our transect line.
Instead of going out for an evening snorkel we went on a reef walk. When the tide is out a large portion of corals are somewhat exposed in water that is just right to wade through. We watched the sun set as we examined the corals. The sun sets at around 6PM and then things get DARK. We have had a rather full schedule the past few days and the sun setting usually has us heading to bed early.
Pat served us ice cream for dinner tonight. It was fantastic.
This is a photo that Edd took from this mornings swim
A few basic things you should know about me: 1. I really like my Chacos, doggos, and fish friends. (not to eat them of course).