i saw a sea turtle. like, in the sea.
breaking the two-month streak of ruined diving trips, ed and i went to key largo this weekend to get back in the water. it was my first dive since my checkout dives in late august. i was a little nervous getting on the boat, but surprisingly not nervous at all doing my giant stride into the water.
we dove two areas of molasses reef off of key largo. we saw lots of pretty fish.. parrotfish, cowfish, surgeonfish, barracuda... but the highlight was when ed pointed to my left and i saw... a sea turtle.
it let us follow it around for a bit, while i admired its smooth-looking shell, little tail, and sweet, blinking eyes. then my mask started to leak and fogged up and i had to deal with that, completely pissed that i had to lose my little chelonian ocean tourguide.
i can't wait to go again. :)