Friday, April 30, 2010

Barracuda Story

We are so happy that we chose this spot to stay at for our month on Roatan.  There is a nice little group down here at the end of town.  There are always cool people hanging out at the next door neighbor's place.  They have this nice palapa with a table built in and generally there is a group hanging out enjoying the view of the water and the nice breeze that floats by.  

The power went out again this morning for a little while (yep, we finally got our wind back today but I guess it took down the power) so we went down to see what was going on next door.  Rob brought up the barracuda that we keep seeing when we go snorkeling because it totally freaks us out and Captain Lonny told us this great story.  There was a guy diving and spearfishing near here and he saw a barracuda and decided to try to spear it.  Well he just grazed it which it did not like one bit.  The barracudas are really really quick and it quickly swam by and knocked up against him.  The guy felt a numbness on his chest and his buddy pointed to where the barracuda bit off his nipple!  Needless to say, we are now even more freaked out swimming with Barracudas...I think we will continue to steer clear of them.