Animas Slot – 2/9/2020

We anchored in the small inlet, ‘Animas Slot’ and decided to go for a snorkel around the rocky island located in the northern part of the bay.  There were lots of delighted exclamations from Andrew, ‘Its so big’, ‘there are so many big ones’, I’ve never seen so many before’ in relation to the hundreds of coral trout (grouper) that we snorkelled over.  While Andrew took imaginary shots at all the fish, I delighted over the two large turtles I saw, a black one and I have no idea what the other one was, both very large, but neither hung around long.

When we got back to the boat Tristan went with the Love and Luck girls to snorkel the same area and he too came back very excited over the sheer number and size of grouper.

In the late afternoon while Andrew and Tristan went trolling for fish, I decided to see if I could find a path up to the ridge on the southern end of the bay.  It was a bit of a steep, slippery path, dotted with lots of coyote droppings, but I was rewarded with a wonderful view over the bay.  Turns out if I had looked at the guidebook, I would have known exactly where the path was and that it continued to the neighbouring bay.

I walked down to the northern end of the beach and around the headland as it was low tide. Ah what I hate are those creepy roach like bugs that scatter as you walk over the rocks, they give me the heebie jeebies, and they were everywhere. Andrew and Tristan picked me up and on returning to the boat we spotted a coyote on shore; we went in the dinghy to have a closer look, but it quickly scurried away.

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