Snorkeling the Under the Sea exhibit at the Denver Aquarium would have been more exciting if I hadn’t watched it on every round I’ve made as a volunteer guide. Still my view from the top revealed a number of things I’ve never have seen from the walkway. An interesting fish approached and took a big interest in my gloved fingers. I knew that no snorkelers have ever been nibbled in Under the Sea, but thanks to that visit, I also knew that the dive safety team’s decision to glove against fish nibbles was an excellent call. Active moray eels are easy to spot near exhibit windows, but in the quiet recesses they drape themselves in crevasses and over a […]
It was the most pampered snorkeling trip I’ve ever experienced. Kim got me rigged up in top of the line gear, including a wetsuit that floats, then had me sit with my feet in the water while she slipped on my flippers! No waddling across the beach like a duck in clown shoes, no getting queasy in the waves, no fear of, drowning, drifting out to sea, animal attacks or boat strikes. No worries period. Any time I lifted my head, Kim was there with a float to steady me, answer questions, adjust my gear. Much as I love the ocean, […]
Dry-landers take heart. If you’re yearning to snorkel with sea creatures a thousand plus miles from the nearest seashore, Landry’s Denver aquarium will have you swimming with more sting rays, eels, fish, and skates than sea snorkelers can hope to glimpse. You may even spot some mermaids. Too calm for you? In another exhibit, you can scuba dive with the largest sharks in Colorado either as a guest or volunteer. It’s a great way for divers to keep in practice when a trips to the coast are such a strain. After a year of driving to Denver to work as a guide, I can attest that Landry’s is a breathtaking place to […]
Stately adjoining tombstones with g!owing inscriptions. Mrs. was saintly beyond belief. Mr. descended from Mayflower stock to marry that saint. Did her sainthood come from living with a Mr. whose only good attribute was his family? This elaborate monument also piqued my curiosity. Mrs. R’s loving daughter credited herself as the stone’s sponsor. Did she want to share in the glory, or did her sibling(s) fail to contribute?