Yesterday we had a mini-adventure: we took our friend Lourdes snorkeling at Montones. It was her first time snorkeling ever and our first time at Montones.
Like most people she was a little freaked out by the sticking her face in the water and breathing through a tube. But also like most people, she was fascinated by what she was underwater. I think she'll be back for more.
There was one sad note to our little adventure:
People ask us why we cut up the plastic "rings" that hold cans of Medalla or Coor's Light. Many people have seen pictures of fish or turtles or ducks or geese that have been caught in these rings. Some people think they don't need to worry about it because that is something that happens "somewhere else." This is a palmeta we found in the tide pool at Montones while snorkeling. THIS is why we cut those rings! Those things injure animals HERE, not "somewhere else!" You can see how this poor guy's dorsal fin is pinned to his body and useless. The ring is also cutting into his back and belly.
If you buy beer or soft drinks that come in those rings, please cut or break the rings and throw them in the trash. DO NOT leave them on our beaches.
End of current rant.