This is a small barracuda I caught. We put him back so he could get nice and big for our next trip.
Roy thinks you can play barracudas like guitars. Just keep your picking fingers away from his mouth!
More Nasty Teeth
Check out those pearly whites! Wooeee!
Here is a face-first look at the bonito that roy caught.
Roy and His Bonito
Little guy didn't fight much, but they sure are pretty. Not that great to eat apparently, but the make for great pictures. Next time we need to catch his bigger cousin (the TUNA.)
Greg and His Dorado
This is the biggest fish anyone caught on our trip... of course I tend to do that (;
He danced in the water, fought like mad, and tasted fantastic. Too bad Roy had a hard time getting the camera to work while it was jumping out of the water.
Erin Impersonating Some Fish
A good resemblance? I think so.
We were bottom fishing at the time this guy suprised us. Almost took the rod right from it's rod holder.
Even More Nasty Teeth
When they come onto the boat, make sure your feet are out of the way. Nobody got bitten this time, but heck if he didn't try!
Roy and His Kingfish
We ate this one too, although it wasn't as good as the Dorado we had two days earlier.
Erin on the Obsession
Fishing with Captain Rick's was fun. We didn't catch a whole lot, but we all reeled in something.
Watching for the Illusive Sailfish
We saw a marlin and a few sailfish, but unfortunately, none of them took the bait.
Jessica on the Boat
She kept watch from the fly-deck, in case any 500lb marlin decided to take off with our bait.
Here I am reeling in that little barracuda. The little ones fight just as hard as the big ones!
Here is Roy reeling in his big barracuda.
Roy acting proud of the barracuda he just reeled in. Nothing looks goofier than a guy sitting around with a fighting belt on *g*
Roy with his Massive Sea Monsters
Ok, not so massive... not so monsterous... we caught a bunch of these little folks on the bottom.
Roy and Crew
Pablo (captain) and Chris (mate) did a great job on this trip. We highly recommend them for anyone else who wants to go fishing in Akumal.
Kid with Roy's Kingfish
This kid was excited about the fish we brought in. He was a little scared at first, but as soon as the camera came out, he held it up as high as he could.
She took the plunge! She was also the to first to spot turtles.
Erin and Beth at Paraiso
What a gorgeous... I really mean GORGEOUS beach. The water is clear, the sand is soft, and there are these great little day-beds and palapas to keep you comfy.
The um... *cough*... view at El Paraiso was just lovely!
The Family at El Paraiso
Even though you are unlikely to run into many English-speakers here, it was easy enough to communicate "I'll take a picture of you guys, if you take a picture of us."
I noticed a Terrible Towel hanging on the bar at Gringo Dave's. I asked Dave if he was a Steelers fan, and of course! He's from Pittsburgh!
Roy, Darla, and Jessica
Everyone loved "wasting" a day at Paraiso. The rest of them started at the Tulum Ruins that day, but it was hot and sunny, so they didn't last too long. Good thing there was a nice beach and a cold drink waiting at El Paraiso!
Roy and Jessica at Lol Ha
The entire family came down for the LG party. And of course, everyone had plenty to drink, except Jessica :)
Everyone, sign here if you are in this picture! I remember a few (Ken and Carol, 99dot, etc...) LocoKeith showed up after everyone else left.
Roy and Darla at LBV
Everyone loves swings!
Roy made some friends at LBV...
Erin and Chris at LBV
They loved LBV. They would always disappear and sneak over there. Its a good thing it was a 2 minute walk from our condo.
Here is one of the nice beach kitties taking a nap in a potted plant. My parents' cats do do the same thing with their herb garden.
Greg and Beth at LBV
More swing time!
Lol Ka'naab #4
The inside was about the same as #8, but the view was a little different. There's a palapa in the way now, but there wasn't before (due to the hurricane of course.)
Lol Ka'naab #4 Looking North
Don't you wish you could wake up to that view every day?
Face Down in the Sand
Can this possibly be comfortable?