Entries from August 2007 ↓

The big crater

Steam vents

The volcano….

is totally cool… some pics

Swimming with the fishes…

And i mean the real ones…

The first morning we got here, we went to a great cove nearby (we’re on the Kona Coast of the Big Island) to snorkel. It was spectacular – big sea turtles were right next to the shore and the number of fish was amazing. Really beautiful stuff – surgeonfishes, moorish idols and best of all, wrasses and parrotfishes, which are really wonderful colors of electric green, blue and pink.

The downside of this is that the swimming part still freaks me out, especially having my entire face under water. When i got out of the water to sit for a while, i realized my jaws were sore from biting down on the snorkel so hard (and in fact my jaws hurt for a couple of days). Sometimes when i was in the water, i’d start to freak out that i was too far from shore or that water was coming into my mask. Oh well.

Easier was swimming at the huge hotel pool – tho no fish there, other than me, i guess.

Today, we take off for home and the start of a new school year…

P.S., tried to post pics from my phone but the posts aren’t showing up on the blog. Will try to remedy that on my return…

One last

Still more

And more…

More..

More sunset

The bar…