I can't believe it is almost 2014 - I was just starting to get used to saying 2013! Hehe. But in all honesty (and yes, I realize it is a major faux-pas to begin a sentence with 'but') it has been a year full of big changes, both exciting and difficult ones, yet I am excited to continue my vagabond journey into the new year, and can't wait to see what is in store for me :)
Boat Diving in Dahab, Egypt
Since we are all certified divers now, we decided to go out for a day-long boat diving excursion today to make the most of the last day of 2013!
We headed out bright and early so that we could get three dives in during the daylight.
I was expecting a tiny motorboat type of thing, but it was a huge boat that kind of made me feel like I was on set for the movie Blue Crush ;)
Once the boat was loaded up with all of our gear, we chilled and drank some Bedouin tea for a bit and then started prepping our gear.
We obvi had to recreate our power rangers pic ;)
It was so cool to be able to go out all together.
My 'buddy' was my little sister Emily for the first two dives and then Katie.
Emily, as my moms friend Brian puts it, is like a little puppy underwater - she just wants to go check everything out. It's so cute, but makes for a tiresome buddy to keep track of ;)
I'm hovering on water.
All-in-all, it was a great day full of beautiful dives. We saw a ton of fish, gorgeous coral, alligator fish, blue speckled rays, an octopus and a lot of puffer fish.
The boat ride back was super wavy - the wind really picked up! Made for a bit of a chilly transition from our wet suits into 'real' clothes.
We are all having some re-coop time now, and then reconvening for a big family dinner and then heading out to a club to bring in the new year Dahab-style ;)
Hope you all have a fabulously fun New Year's Eve, and talk to you all in 2014!!!