Loved your honest writing style. Glad to hear Lupe is still doing well. We had a few drinks with her on our last trip. We did not go to shark ray alley for exactly the reasons you mentioned. If I want to see sea life and handle it I can go to Sea World. Unfortunately there are a lot of idiots out there who think it looks 'cool' to have their picture taken with a wild animal that is being held, grabbed or otherwise molested in it's natural habitat. If you want a picture holding sea life, at the very least, be sporting, catch it yourself and eat it or let it go. Don't tame it up to impress.