Thursday, September 25, 2008

Snorkel trip to the North

We had such a great time on our snorkel trip
to the South our guide talked us into a trip North
for a snorkel and to a secluded beach for the day.

We started with a snorkel through an underwater

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.

On the way to our secluded beach we came upon

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.

This is what we started and ended with on our favorite

beach on the Big Island. More to come....................

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