(This is the little boat that we rode in to get to where the jet skis were docked)One day Jeff and I rented jet skis and zipped around the clear blue ocean. It was so fun to follow behind the big boats and jump their wake. The ocean seemed shallow for quite a ways out, and we saw great little reefs of coral with tons of fish and a sea turtle. At one point there was a whole school of these silvery fish that were leaping out of the water and back in, again and again. We were just a little ways behind them and we followed them for about 100 yards, it was like they were trying to get us to chase them. It was an incredible thing to watch.
I was having a really hard time with my mask filling up with water and had to keep stopping to clear it. At one of these little mask clearing stops I lost my balance and stumbled into a sea urchin. The back of my calf hurt like something fierce! A similar feeling would be to take the tip of a hot iron and leave it pressed to your leg. That kinda cut the snorkel trip short...later that night after it had blistered and peeled we read that it would have been good for Jeff to pee on it. Whoops, he totally missed out on that opportunity!(Okay this was the next day and the layer of blisters had already come off but you can see the dark spot where it stung me. My skin is still itchy and discolored there, darn it!)
Friday was our last full day on the island and we had a few more places we wanted to see. We opted to rent quads again to get us there. All of us had so much fun buzzing around on those things.
So maybe it is a bit of a stretch to me to just sit for too long, but playing hard is definitely a release for me. That counts as relaxing doesn't it?