The ferry left at 10 am and was a great way to start our relaxing vacation. The view was incredible and the weather was perfect. Our stop was the first stop and we were waited by our drivers to take us to the bed and breakfast. Ask island is pretty small but the pristine beaches more than make up for it. Our first stop was to drop off our luggage and then we headed straight for the beach; turtle beach to be exact. We were optimistic we would see a turtle and within the first five minutes we could see a large turtle head poke up out of the water. We all hopped in the water quickly and were able to see it for a few minutes before the turtle swam quickly away. About 30 minutes into snorkeling Michelle signaled me over to see something cool. I had an underwater camera and was happily snapping as we went along. All of a sudden she pointed and as I looked in that direction I saw a HUGE manta ray. I promptly screamed, swallowed a ton of ocean water, and then swam away as fast as I could. When we were a safe distance away Michelle asked me if I got a picture...to which I replied "no!! I was too busy swimming away." Whoops...probably should have put on my big girl panties and got a picture!!
After turtle beach we walked own to main beach and relaxed on the beach. Some of us snorkeled around and checked out the beach before our ride picked us up to take us back to the B&B for dinner. We were all quite tired and very hungry so the sight of a delicious dinner waiting for us upon our arrival was very much appreciated! Dinner was served on the balcony looking out over the water and coming from someone that doesn't really like the beach...the view was breathtaking. The sun was setting and the sky looked like cotton candy with shades of blue an pink. Once we were all completely full and satisfied we headed to our rooms for some fun games and good conversation. We were all pretty set on powering through and staying up late to hang out...but by 10pm we were all completely exhausted and ready for bed.
The next morning we were served a delicious breakfast and then we headed straight for the beach. Everyone was pretty sun burned from the day before so instead of swimming we opted for a nice shaded beach relaxation time. Some napped, some beach combed, and others laid out their towels and just visited with a fun friend. I'm so thankful for the opportunity to call these women my friends.
|This was breakfast...so yummy!!|
Before we knew it the day was coming to an end and we were on the ferry ride home. What a fun weekend I had and was able to spend some fun time with some great friends. However, the saying that distance makes the heart grow fonder is an understatement in this case. I was so ready to see my boys!!!!! TJ not only kept the boys alive, but he cleaned the house, and had already fed everyone dinner!! What a guy he is!! Definitely a keeper!!