I recognize now that I am allowed to and I NEED to give myself some down time too. Most of us, myself included, come from such a culture of achievement and goals and schedules and deadlines that we don't know how to shut down and power up. Ha ha, as ironic as this is, I am going to make learning to power down a new goal. Wish me luck!
On a lighter note, the diving is amazing. Some of the cool new critters I've seen under the sea this week include:
Juvenile Midnight Snapper (bottom left photo), very cute and dramatically different looking than the adult Midnight Snapper!
Blunt Decorator Crab - saw this guy on a night dive despite his amazing camouflage
Another master of camouflage, the cockatoo waspfish (bottom right). This guy was tiny and looked like a dead leaf floating around the sea floor
Reef Stonefish - this is one ugly, grumpy-looking mutha', so grumpy looking you can't help but want to flip him the bird when you see him underwater. Oh yeah, he also is poisonous and camouflaged so he's hard to see... a real "A-hole of the sea"
Mount Rinjani on Lombok looked beautiful this morning
Had a nice pizza dinner and a nice evening out with the team from Blue Marlin to celebrate the birthday of one of the instructors, Daniel (in black, longsleeves)
Owen, one of the instructors at Blue Marlin has been calling Chrissie and I team America since we arrived as a joke. We got our payback today.... HAPPY CANADA DAY!