|Honolua Bay on Maui - the island of Lanai visible in the distance|
|Trail down to the beach|
First thing I noticed on the beach is there were loads of chickens - and chicks.
|"So... like me and my peeps can't enjoy a nice beach, b*tch?"|
|This shameless rooster begged for some of the man's sandwich and got some|
Soon we were hauling into the surf, which was ROUGH. There were loads of rocks and I no sooner got into the water than my upper feet began to ache - what the....? I peeled off one swim fin and dislodged the sand that got in them on the shore. No difference in the pain level! So I pulled off the fins again and found - the plastic of the fins had a sharp nodule of plastic built in! It was far too painful to use my right foot to paddle, so I was in effect a one legged snorkeler. Well... I wanted adventure, didn't I?
The water was churning and quite murky. Lots of reef with coral and urchins to stare at and at first it seemed, not many fish.
|School of little Bluestripe Snappers seen through rough waters|
|Close-up of a Blue-striped Snapper|
How much grit, polished volcanic glass and bark was buffeting along the shore? Check this out!
|Hum... if only under normal circumstances I|
could take off my shorts and shed ten pounds!
Now the horrid news: post snorkeling, I could not open my underwater camera to access the flash disk or so I could recharge the battery - Aarrrggghhh! How can the latch of a camera that promises it is waterproof, shock proof from 6 ft and dust proof in a whirlwind, jam itself shut? I passed the camera on to Ron and Steve and although Steve managed to get some grit out of the lock, none of us could get the camera open. No more underwater photos, and I'll have to depend on my iPhone for above the water shots, and no more underwater photos. ARRRRRRRRHHHHHH!