A couple of family shots aboard the ferry. First stop, before snorkeling, was to pet stingrays. Islands a few years ago where we took a sailing excursion. We stood holding raw shrimp, and the stingrays swam up to us, around us, even over us, sucking the shrimp from our hands as they passed by. This had been my only experience with stingrays, and we were told at the time to just watch where we stepped, and we would be fine. There were nurse sharks in a second larger pen also. We had no idea what the situation was for these awesome creatures. The smaller section you see above was where we pet the stingrays. The barbs on these guys had been removed, so no danger, and thus no chance that these creatures could ever live in the wild again if for some reason they were set free. Johnny snapped the picture below. Here are all five of us in the larger pen with our snorkeling gear. Once we left the prison cells of these poor creatures, we boarded the ferry and headed for our big snorkeling experience. We could not take such good pictures under the water because, as you know, the weather had been stormy, and guess things were stirred up. About this time we started hearing a horn and lots of yelling. We had been in the water for only a short while, and i finally figured out what the commotion was about. They were yelling at us to get back in the boat. We suddenly had some serious weather. Johnny had much opportunity to document on camera, because the pictures stopped at this point. It was pouring, the seas were rolling, everyone was yelling, heads were bobbing, and i was frantically looking all around for my family. People made their way to the boat and jockeyed for position around the ladder. Daniel, and we managed to grab the ladder, but somehow ended up behind it.