Bethpage, New York
July 20, 2004
We somehow were able to communicate enough to pay our 'entrance fee'. We had a little hike through a wooded trail. On the way we passed some locals homes (a good lesson for our children), better known here as shacks. It was a bit uncomfortable, but we felt safe. When we arrived to the clearing, the sight was not something we have seen before. Now it wasn't dramatic, but unique nonetheless. We all stood around just taking in the sight, not quite sure what to do next. A young couple found their way there too. The water was amazingly crystal clear- you could easily see the small fish swimming and the large rocks below. The water was refreshingly cool, especially considering the summer heat. Then my youngest daughter said, "What are we all standing around for? Let's jump in!" Well, the rest is history. The water was beautiful and clean. Another couple came and 'played' in the adjoining section. They demonstrated what the ladders up against the rocks were used for--to climb up to the top and jump in...crazy!! What great fun we had!
From journal The Many Faces of the Mexican Riviera