Thursday, November 1, 2012

Snorkeling in the underwater world.

Pictures do not really show how beautiful this place was,  and just want to share a few more snaps of our holiday.
One of the highlights of our trip was the wonderful underwater world, home to a teaming fauna of fish of all shapes and bright colours, swimming around the coloured coral seabed.
Every day we would put on our snorkels and flippers and jump off the little deck of the villa.

The water was crystal clear and was great swimming around with the tropical fish.   They always seemed to be friendly and hungry and we would buy a bag of fish food and they would feed from your fingers.
On the last night we were sitting on the deck relaxing with a G&T, when my husband looked down and saw a shark slithering through the water. Apparently they are reef sharks and according to the book  that I read about the place in our villa, they are said to be harmless to humans.
I was so glad that I had not seen one when we were swimming around, think I would have had heart failure.
Breakfast was a favourite meal, for me with the fresh pineapple, melon, guava, pawpaw and all the delicious tropical fruit that was abundant.
I think this is a pawpaw hanging from the tree - can anyone tell me please, if I am correct.

We sat poolside with this most delectable cocktail
Thank you for stopping by today~
I have to say merci, to all who took the time to leave me a comment, with the first French lesson ~ it went really well.
Hope you are having a wonderful week


  1. What a place of beauty! I have a thing for clear, clean water. :) This looks like a place where no problems or troubles allowed. :) And those drinks, they look too yummy for words. I need one about now. :)

    Hope you are having a beautiful week, Caroline.


  2. Carolyn,
    I have always wanted to go snorkeling. How wonderful that you went! To see what is beneath the sea is truly amazing. My husband and son are surfers, and I am always thinking about the sharks when they are in the ocean catching the waves. These are beautiful pictures, Carolyn. Thank you for sharing them.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  3. Hi Carolyn, Swimming with the fishes must have been a lot of fun. What a good thing that no shark came by while you were in the water. That would have freaked me out too. The cocktails look very tempting.
    Have a great evening!

  4. Dearest Carolyn,
    What an incredible experience to swim so freely with those fish and have them eat from your hands. Oh, tropical fruits would be my favorite too but I cannot help you with the one you show on the tree.
    Hugs to you,

  5. Hello Carolyn,
    It is a joy to follow your footsteps!
    You are traveling a lot.
    Very interesting your shark adventures...

    Thank you for coming to my blog!!
    Greetings from Greece

  6. Lindas imagens amiga.
    Tenha um lindo dia!

  7. Hi Carolyn,

    This sounds so much fun. I would love to swim with the fishes too, it is such an amazing world down there. The breakfast looks inviting and the cocktail juice is something I can have any day! I am so glad you had an amazing time however the thought of shark does scare me too.

    Have a lovely week ahead,


  8. Hi Carolyn ... fabulous photos! love to sit and dream with a cocktail there:)Thanks for showing us your lovely snaps!
    ~Anne xx

  9. Ooh Carolyn, your pictures have certainly brightened up a dull autumn morning in the north-west of England!

    Thanks for sharing xx

  10. What a joy !!..i love all your pictures !! looks like a great holliday !! from

  11. Beautiful indeed my lovely friend......Thanks for sharing.
    Love Jeanne♥

  12. Good morning beloved Carolyn! While your photos are lovely, I don't think any photo could ever give us the feeling of BEING THERE....and experiencing MORE than the visual sense. A place like this requires being there and lucky YOU!!! Anita

  13. A divine trip, Carolyn! My daughter and I took a trip to French Polynesia 5 years ago. I was in heaven. As you seem to be! Loving the photos!

  14. Oh my such beauty...through your post I am able to feel the warm sand between my toes, and enjoy the gentle, tropical breezes. Thank you most kindly for sharing!

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    Have a nice day!!
    xxx Maria xxx

  16. It must have been amazing swimming with those tropical fish! Th tropical fruit for breakfast and the cocktails sound good too.
    Glad your French lesson went well, hope you have a great weekend.
    Sarah x

  17. Hi Carolyn!

    I love snorkeling, and that place looks like paradise!!!
    And you had cocktails too!
    So lucky! ;D



  18. Dear Carolyn,
    Being under water visiting the fishes must be a very special adventure,-it looks so beautiful-but I must say the shark would have made me almost faint, if I was close to it-even you say they should be harmless ,I`m happy you was sage on the deck!
    Your food and drinks must have been heavenly in taste!
    Wish you a lovely weekend- Hugs,Dorthe

  19. OMG this is paradise!

  20. You must have been a lot of fun under the water!!!^^


  21. Mmm! Your breakfast sounds wonderful Carolyn :)

    I've been snorkeling off the shores of Maui and had a reef shark slither by. I am NOT comfortable in the water in the first place, so this scared me so much. I was fortunately with my husband who (thankfully) remained calm.

    Such a lovely vacation you had here.


  22. Fantastic, fantastic, fantastic! Harmless or not, no sharks, thank you. And Hooray for French lessons! Wow! xoxo

  23. Sounds like you guys had a wonderful time in paradise. What a lucky girl. Sending you a big hug.


  24. What a great trip you had, Carolyn. Don't you love snorkeling? I never fed the fish when I snorkeled in Maui. And if I would have seen a shark, I would have FREAKED out!!! Good for you for tackling French lessons again. I bet the second time around will be a lot easier...

  25. Dear Carolyn,
    what a great post! the water looks so clear, and the fishes, wonderful for snorkeling!
    Thanks for sharing this lovely pictures !
    Have a lovely weekend,
    take care,
    Love and hugs,

  26. That looks so wonderful. Great to see the lovely fishes.
    That breakfast sounds great to me too ; )
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  27. It looks so beautiful! I love tropical fish, I've never been snorkeling but did enjoy sitting in rock pools in Lake Malawi with the fish nibbling my toes!

    I love pawpaw, we had a pawpaw tree in our garden in Malawi

  28. Dear Carolyn, what a simply gorgeous place, the white sand and the turquoise sea, this seems like a true dream vacation. I hope one day I can also travel somewhere this fantastic.;)
    Have a wonderful weekend,

  29. Carolyn, this looks like paradise to me!
    How refreshing all of this would be....except for the shark.....i would have expired and floated to the top.

    Have a lovely day,

  30. Dear carolyn
    Here we are having a very rainy autummm so watching your photographs is wonderful

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  33. Amazing race!
    I have seen sharks in aquarium in Barcelona, Spain.
    Beautiful coctails :)

  34. Dearest Carolyn,
    Wow, so happy for your LOVELY time in the heavenly place♡♡♡ Yes, the picture of the cocktail look SO delectable; what a gorgeous tip, my friend(^_^)彡☆
    Well, I have broken ear drum and cannot swim. But always wonder if I can put earplug and snorkeling, haha. I heard it is different from swimming.

    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

  35. That white sand is calling out for me!!!! I have to go there :)

  36. Dear Carolyn,
    This is truly heaven on earth. What a glorious time you had and so romantic.
    We are trying to plan our 40th wedding anniversary for next year this time. You are giving me lots of travel ideas.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  37. Dear Carolyn,
    How in the world did I miss this beautiful post? What a wonderful time you must have had.. The photos are amazing..
    Thank you so much for your visit and most kind words.. So happy you enjoyed my ballerina.
    Wishing you a beautiful week.

  38. In Mexico...a huge coral fish swam right under me while we were snorkelling .... I was so shocked and scared I swam at about 90 miles per hour in the opposite direction. Greg said I was mostly on top of the water ..hardly in it at all... paddling and splashing madly in my fins.... snorkel went flying .... I was breathless by the time I got out onto the dock.... Supposedly they are harmless ...but, the size of it! bigger than me! and the fact I didn't see it til it was right under me...
    Later, I did get a decent pic of it ..... from above .... hahahhah


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