June 16 Snorkeling with the Stingers
There was a reef right beside the boat in the anchorage so we joined several others and snorkeled in the cool, clear water. The soft coral was outstanding, the large fish were abundant and colorful but the best was the sightings of huge clams, some 2 meters across, their bright lips ranging in color from fluorescent orange to blue to green.
We didn't spend very long in the water because we were cold, despite out wetsuits, complete with stinger hoods. But no sooner had we got out of the water, Gord's face started to swell, evidence that he had been stung by a jellyfish on the only small part of his body that was exposed. We treated it with vinegar and ice and although painful, the sting was not life threatening but we were glad we were wearing our suits.