Thursday evening the girls and I went snorkeling in a bioluminescent bay. Â In this bay there is a sort of microorganism that, when you brush against it, lights up much like a glow-in-the-dark watch dial. Â Swimming in the waters under a moonless sky was amazing: when you are still, the water is dark. Â But make one move and you are covered in glowing glitter.
I would hold my hand still under the water, then move my fingers and watch them glow. Â Or dive beneath the waves and watch the glitter stream past my mask. Â Once the Unidentified Humanoid swam by me and I could see a large glowing object looking like a comet passing within a foot of my face.
I’ve read that there’s only around a dozen of these bays in the world and Puerto Rico has three of them. Â All I can say is that I loved my time there – it was like swimming in a pool of stars.
Unfortunately it was all too dark to take pictures. Â I tried with the underwater camera, but the glitter was too dim to be captured. Â But here’s one of us on the boat on our way to the bay.
That was the last adventure of our trip. Â Friday it rained much of the day, and we had a lazy day. Â (Though I did get out for a last snorkel. Â What, should I have been worried about getting wet? Â I saw what looked to be a school of newborn fish, tiny little things the size of a fingernail with yellow and black stripes swimming beside a much larger fish of the same sort.) Â And then Saturday was the usual scramble to get to the airport and home – the first sight of ice on the rivers seen from the plane was quite disheartening.
But we’re home now. Â It’s nice to be home, but I do wish it was warmer!