Tuesday, February 26, 2013

GEAR

A couple years ago, I traveled to Caye Caulker off the coast of Belize. During my stay, I went snorkeling for the first time. It was so much fun. Last year I returned to Caye Caulker with my brother in tow. We went snorkeling, and again, I had fun.



When I lived near Galveston Bay, snorkeling was out of the question. In those waters, you might be able to see two inches in front of you. Now that I live next to clear water, I wanted snorkel gear. Armed with my debit card and computer, I went hunting. My box came today, with all I need to spend hours with my face in the water.



















My past snorkeling trips, I had a problem with my mask fogging up on me. Not cool. So when the 'defog' was suggested as an additional purchase, I did. I'll let you know if it really works.

I admit, I really didn't know what is good and what is bad, as far as gear for the sport... is it really a 'sport', or just an 'activity'. Whatever it is, it's fun. And, of course, I needed a pack for everything. Okay, maybe I over did it, but after all... I'm an islander now. I just need a kayak to complete my ensemble.

6 comments:

  1. Wow, let me know how that de-fog product works for you. Everyone always told me to use spit. How gross !!

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    1. Cathy, the spit method did not work for me in Caye Caulker, I hope this does. I have been told the old school method: use pepsodent for defogging. I'll let you know what works best.

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  2. For a kayak, I'm lusting after a Hobie Adventure Island. A bit on the expensive side but a clever piece of kit.

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    1. Mark, so am I! But they run more than the boat I'm looking at to buy. :) I will have to settle for a used... what ever I can find. Maybe someday, I can have a Hobie.

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  3. What's wrong with using spit? It works, is cheap, and always available.

    Stan

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    1. True, spit has many uses, and is always available... but it did not work on my mask. :)

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