So I swam back across from the deep side into the Keiki Pond, thinking I would try to see an octopus and maybe the frogfish, then get out. I guess wheezing is exacerbated by the snorkel. That is, your breathing is really loud!
So God gifted me with an octopus, almost right away:
Yes, the trevally helped me see the octopus. Can you spot it?
Here it is again. There's a bit of sun on the octopus...just to the left of the pebbles, in that den.
Needless to say, I was very excited to see this octopus. It almost gave me permission to get out and sit upright, where there's less wheezing! But I wanted to see if the frogfish was there. Which it wasn't. I should say, I didn't see it! Just because it evaded my gaze is no reason to say it wasn't there. Even though it's bright yellow, it can hide in a gap in the reef and become almost invisible. Also, it has been 11 days, so it perhaps moved around. Here's hoping to see it next time.
I was able to spot the Leaf Fish. Can't prove it's the same one I saw last time, but it was in the same area. I do think they are fascinating fish.
Needle fish. The water wasn't clear.
And a nice snoozing seal on the beach.
And a shell still in use.
A nice swim, even if I wasn't in tip-top shape. Hoping and praying that I'll soon be back to my normal health.