I'm going to work late this morning and got up early nonetheless.
Did any of you all notice it's been a week since I last posted? Haven't been around visiting like I wish I was either.
You would not believe the week... I mean month... I mean, well, fuck it, the year I have had.
But it is mostly unbloggable so let's get on with the Traveling Thursdays.
Snorkeling and swimming in the warm, totally inviting ocean over here is, for me, one of the greatest perks of living on a rock in the middle of the ocean.
Most of my snorkeling takes places in the summers on the North Shore, when it is totally flat and completely gorgeous. I have a little lingerie laundry bag with a clip on it. I hook it up to my bathing suit bottoms and off I go shell hunting. It keeps me busy and out in the water.
We have vases of shells all over the house.
But there are also many places on the island to snorkel for reef watching and marine life viewing.
Hanauma Bay is a favorite for visitors. It's a park/reserve for marine life. You'll see a ton of fish. But get there early. All the tourists go there and the park only allows a certain amount of people each day. Get there after 8:00 AM and you might be DENIED.
Another great place is Shark's Cove. Located on the North Shore, this means no winter snorkeling because of the humongous waves.
My kids and my favorite place to go is Waimea Bay. From the parking lot go left to the end of the beach. On the back side of the giant rock where you will see all the crazy teens jumping off (you might catch a glimpse of my son there), on the back side is a quiet little place that is clear, gorgeous and a great place to snorkel.
Come along for a photo journey of fun day at Waimea Bay....