So yeah. Thanks. You know what for.
Now I am remembering when my mom always told me not to end a sentence with a preposition. Sorry mom. Forgive me?
OK lets go back to Cabo shall we? I have a snorkel story for you.
If you’ve traveled to a place like Cabo before you know how it works. There are all kinds of companies ready and willing to book excursions for you if you are brave enough to leave the resort. We did a few in Jamaica for our honeymoon and were planning on doing just one or two in Cabo based on our shorter time spent there.
We ended up booking one excursion to go snorkeling. We went snorkeling for like half an hour in Jamaica and loved it so much that we really wanted to do it again for a longer period of time on our next trip.
So we booked a trip through Grey Line (the peeps that drove us from the airport to our hotel) and the excursion would be provided by Cabo Adventures. They would pick us up from the hotel lobby at 8:15 on Wednesday morning.
Wednesday rolls around and we eat breakfast and get to the hotel lobby by about 8. We sit in the chairs right by the door and watch other people come and go on their excursions for whatever it is they have decided to do. About 8:20, I start to get a little nervous. Seems strange to me that they haven’t arrived yet. About 8:30 it dawns on me that it wasn’t Grey Line picking us up, but Cabo Adventures. The guy had told us that but I didn’t really remember until right then. I had been looking for a Grey Line van.
Either way, the drivers will usually look around or try to find people that they are supposed to pick up that don’t come up to them. We had been approached already by a couple of other drivers looking for their people.
So now its not looking good. We go and talk to the concierge who tells us that our driver came and left when they couldn’t find us. I was getting miffed because obviously they must not have looked very hard since we were sitting in the lobby the entire time.
We finally found the guy we booked the trip with and he called Cabo Adventures and sure enough the driver said he came in and couldn’t find us so he left. Hmmm. Our only option was to take a taxi down to the marina to catch up with them. For $12. Grrr.
The trip started at 9am and it was now about 8:45. Good thing the marina is only about 5 min away.
So we rushed off in a taxi and finally figured out where we were supposed to be and joined the group we were going with.
Lesson learned, make sure you know for sure who is picking you up and always ask the guy watching the door at the hotel to make sure you get your ride on time.
Our snorkel adventure would consist of riding to the Chileno Bay on a speed boat, snorkeling, kayaking and paddle boarding. We had a main guide, Hugo who was great and funny and friendly, another guide whose name I can’t remember (but I know she was from Canada) and then our paparazzi, Maria who was from Great Britian but she also spoke French, and Spanish. She was pretty awesome.
Afterward we bought a CD with some of her pics on them because they were just so good!
Here we are about to take off on the boat
And Maria’s pic of us
This is Hugo
We rode past Lovers Beach and the arch. The first two pics are Marias and the third one is mine.
Crazy how different they look huh? I still think mine looks pretty good.
Can you spot us? I think we are kinda hard to find and I even know where we are!
We raced past the big cruise ship that was parked out in the water
and then we saw some mantarays playing around in the water. They swam right underneath our boat. I couldn’t believe this pic that she took. How awesome does that water look!
And then we found the bay and got our gear on and jumped in the water!
The whole time we snorkled Paul had the hardest time. He kept getting water in his mask and choking. We could not figure out what the issue is. Later (after looking at his picture) we think his mask was too small for him!! I think we got his and mine mixed up and his was way to small for his face. Its super obvious in this pic how they are different sized. ha! Poor guy.
She got a great pic of Paul climbing back into the boat
And an even more awesome pic of me. Drowned rat anyone?
Paul saw her under the water before I did and he was pointing to her because I wasn’t paying attention
Oh, HI! I see you now!
Then she got one of just me while Paul was off above water trying to keep from choking. See that fish by my arm?! They got so close to us. It was so cool how there were SO MANY fish. You didn’t really see them above the water, but then you put your face in and they were everywhere! Very cool.
We finally were done snorkeling and it was time to do some kayaking instead. However, I was feeling super nauseous at this point. I don’t know if it was the motion of the water or swallowing sea water or the heat or what, but I was dizzy and just not feeling right. So I sat in the boat for a while to get my sea legs back. Finally I was feeling better and we went and paddled around in a kayak for a while.
When we got back to the boat we both had to gooooo. I have never been a fan of peeing in any sort of water (shower, pool, ocean, lake) but when you gotta go, you gotta go. So Paul and I took turns getting back in the water to “cool off”.
Any guesses what he is doing?
Gross! J/K, I know its all good, it just weirds me out.
After we sped back to the marina and got some snacks and stuff, the bus took us back to our hotel. We MADE SURE we didn’t miss it this time! We didn’t want to pay another twelve bucks to get back. Good thing it was a big bus with a lot of seats though because they were so close together, Paul couldn’t even sit in the chair the right way. He had to sit in front of me and sit sideways along both seats. I couldn’t believe how tight it was. The pic barely does it justice. My knees were crammed into the seat in front of me, there is no way anyone taller than me would fit sitting correctly in these seats. Weird.
After we got back to the hotel we had lunch and then went to our room to take a looooong snooze. Then we spent the rest of the day lounging at the pool. I think I might be ready to go back already. Who’s with me!?