If you look really hard, you can see the lighthouse on the left. Quite nice scenery, with the rain out at sea. And the light. Ah.
And the Marriott does a great job with their landscaping (even though signage is a bit lacking...but I blame only myself, really, for getting misplaced.)
Upon returning home, they noted that it's cold there...haha. I invited them to live in Hawaii. It does get cold here too, but cold here means you have to put on a sweater and swim with a wetsuit instead of just a dive skin. Ah, the trials of paradise!
I'm calling this The Thinker:
This was a male Trunk Fish. Blue coloration. Showing off for the female, I guess.
I was surprised by a Scorpion Fish, fully out! Normally, they try to hide a bit more:
The Cowry family of shells can get quite large. The one near my Keurig at home is larger than my closed fist. Quite impressive and the shell is thick and strong.
I spotted two young rock mover wrasse. Not easy to get them in the same shot.
It intrigues me that they lose those two "antlers" when they get older.
And here's the brown version:
Maybe it's a male/female thing. I shall have to look it up. But who has the time? This work is really cutting into my snorkel/reading/photographing time. HA.
Not a bad end of 2016...but you may have noted the lack of octopus. I was skunked! But thankful for the beauty and safety anyway. Perhaps the octopuses knew there were fireworks coming and they wanted no part of that. If only they would talk with me! (And if you want to read a good book, Mark Batterson IF is a great choice.)
Have a wonderful safe healthy happy 2017! And thanks for reading.