Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Ocean Therapy

As Wyland says, The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination, and brings eternal joy to the soul.


I know nothing inspires me like the ocean.   


Most mornings in December, we walked down the hill and from one end of West Bay Beach to the other.  If you wade in the shallows at the end of the beach in front of the Grand Roatan, colorful fish will swarm your feet.  It's a wonderful feeling and a free fish pedicure!

                   
Later in the day, we'd often return to the same place to swim and snorkel.  The yellow boat in the distance is a glass-bottom boat for those who don't want to strap on a snorkel and mask.


I love to experiment with my underwater camera.  The afternoon light glimmers and reflects over the waves.


When it's flat and calm, the water takes on a milky glacial appearance.


Schools of Sergeant Majors surround snorkelers in the shallow sandy bottom areas by the cliffs.
 

This Big Kahuna's easy to photograph.


He blends right in with this huge school of funny-faced Blue Tangs!




Parrotfish are the beauties of the sea.

 
 In deeper water, the corals and fans are magnificent.
 
 
This Needlenose is true to his name.
 
 
 Barracuda are hard to spot because they're camouflaged  to blend with the turtle grass below them.
 
 
Life in the big aquarium is so peaceful.  I'm missing my daily therapy.