That would be Jupiter Florida actually. I've never been a big fan of snorkeling in the past. For some reason I can never figure out how to keep the water out of the pipe and not drown. The few times I gave it a try before, I saw a lot of water and not much else. Hardly worth all the choking and gagging.
For the holiday weekend, my sister booked a room at the Jupiter Waterfront Inn and invited me to come up and help her get her kayaks in the water. An hours drive. A little bit of work. A day of free fun on the water. My kind of holiday adventure.
The hotel is right on the Intracoastal Waterway and had a kayak launch area in the back. After a little paddle around we beached on a sand bar far from the shore and my sister broke out the snorkels. Great. As I waded back into the deeper water and struggled with adjusting the mask, I totally forgot I was still wearing a life jacket. Oh well. I knelt down and put the mask in the water and I was surrounded by hundreds of little fish. My sister thought it was pretty funny the way I jumped out of the water. After the initial shock I dove back in and actually enjoyed it. It was hard to believe I could not see the fish around my knees when standing up but as soon as I put my head in the water, I could see they were all around me. Since I was wearing a flotation device, I never once drank any of the ocean. The fish seemed to enjoy it also as some came right up to my mask and almost close enough to catch with my bare hand. I'm pretty impressed with my sister's underwater camera too.