Friday, September 26, 2008
This sign said it all.
This is a volcanically heated pool fed by
the ocean. The ocean is just beyond the
furthest palm trees. The pool was about
90 degrees and crystal clear.
Sometimes the days were clouded with
"vog" from the active volcano - but beautiful
just the same.
Peggy - this one's for you. From our
balcony at cocktail hour. I'm on
Aloha until next year..........:(
Thursday, September 25, 2008
archway into a small pool. Kevin did it first try. It took
me three tries to get under but it was totally worth it.
I felt like I really accomplished a tremendous feat.
a pod of about 80 dolphins. We were able to grab our snorkels
and jump into the water and watch all of these dolphins
swimming toward us and through us. It was like being part of a sea world show.
When the dolphins past, our guide encouraged us to board the boat, quickly but calmly.
Come to find out we had been swimming with a 10-12 foot
tiger shark. He swam by our boat and was as long as half of our boat.
As he swam by the people on the other side of the boat leaned over to see
him and panicked because the boat rocked and felt like
we would be joining the shark. The guide grabbed a mask
and stuck his head in the water to get a "better" view. Kevin was
also on the verge of grabbing a mask, but didn't. Probably a wise choice.
He probably would have given the shark a scare.
beach on the Big Island. More to come....................
breathtaking lavaflow sight. The water is
so beautiful because the water runs cleanly over the lava rock.
and proceeded to walk back and forth over my head.
of sharks I know.
left of our balcony. It is said that a hotel was
built on this site but was torn down because
it was haunted by the ancient King of Maui who was
killed here when he attacked the Big Island.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
She couldn't stop running around and screaming.
She was so excited she didn't know what to do with herself.