Friday, March 25, 2016
A Visit with the Fishes at Hanauma Bay #SOL16 Day 25
Still, I work to confront and work through this H2O fear of mine. I learned to swim. I've tried water skiing. I've tubed on the river. I've canoed and kayaked, too.
Getting in the ocean raises my fears to a whole other level. Not wanting to observe others' fun, I will snorkel.
Today I snorkeled in one of America's best snorkeling spots, Haunama Bay on Oahu. The dark spots in the picture is choral reef.
The bay is a popular destination, so access is limited. We went with a tour company and had eight in our group, including a lovely family from Japan, and a couple fromVermont. The company privided us dry snorkels. If you've never used a dry snorkel, you'll want to next time you're in the ocean because they are fantastic, allowing no water to backwash into the snorkel.
I wanted to experience the moment, so I did not take pictures while in the water. I did see more than a dozen different types of fish pictured on the Haunama Bay fish card:
I wish more students had the opportunity to experience earth's majesty by swimming with the fishes. Perhaps then we'd all do more to protect our fragile ecosystem.