Along the way we saw an iguana that was very shy but we managed to get a few pictures for the grandkids to ooh and ahh over. I also need to do some homework on these things because they're everywhere around here. We couldn't get too close, but they appear to have some sort of pouch under their chin that they blow up with air when they are upset, which he clearly was with our attempt to get close. He put on quite a show, diving into the water and climbing up this tree.
It is a completely different perspective.
A 3/4 mile walk and voila! we were looking out at clear turquoise water, palm trees, and white sand. We took advantage of modern technology and Skyped the kids from the beach so they could see the beautiful water. It was a bit of torture for them I think, though, because the temp is in the teens in both St. Louis and Iowa City where the girls live, and the wind is supposed to blow 35 gusting to 45 between tonight and tomorrow night. Tim says we'll know that we're "there" when we can snorkle off the boat into water this clear.