Today was Susie's birthday, and our chef Pat baked a special birthday cake for her which we all got to enjoy by default. It was delicious.
We also had the Fish ID test, which went well for all of us. After the test a few of us sat around and played cards. Which, as you all know I am terrible at. I managed to lose by at least 15 points in each round of golf. Sometimes I even surprise myself with my rotten luck at card games.
After the card game we took a celebratory trip to the outer reef. Edd and Trisha have been letting a few of us use a GoPro each day as we snorkel...I was pretty excited to have one today. I had a lovely vision of me being able to show off incredible footage to family and friends after the trip. Unfortunately, I have been made to realize that the quality of my filming is extremely lacking. I was able to upload all of the footage to my computer though in hopes that at a future date I can find something redeeming in them.
I was able to walk around the beach at different times and snap some pictures to show you what things are like here around the dock. To me, the views around the island peak during the time that the sun is setting. A group of us watched the sun set this evening from the end of the boardwalk, it was a fun experience to watch the animals pass by underneath us and get a larger view of what is going on in the water.
Tomorrow we have a busy day scheduled. We also begin our project proposals, which will be us working in small groups to conduct an experiment about things here on the island. We have a few guidelines that we have to follow as we have been given a permit that allows us to do certain things but restricts other things. I can't remember the specifics at the moment. But tomorrow I will have a better idea.
The only thing this island really needs is a big fluffy dog that avoids the beasties in the water. That would be a complete dream.
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).