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Aug 31, 2004 - Whale sharks

Heard there was a plae called Ilsa Holbox where you can go snorkelling with whale sharks. I thought I might take a trip up there after I{d left isla Mujeres, but then I discovered that a) the area was totally mosquito infested and that b) they ran trips from the hostel I{m staying in. So off we went and a couple of hours later, there we were! Absolutely enormous, just gently scooping up the plankton at the surface. We´d hop in the water in front of one, paddle furiously for a couple of minutes to keep up and then either chase another...

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