In order to help reduce my carbon footprint, I am driving less. That means, to go to our "major" town, Lihue, I have to have at least 3 reasons to go.
So this week, that meant doctor's appointment, grocery shopping/Costco visit and of course, the most fun: snorkeling!
I was able to see 2 octopuses, 3 moray eels, 1 flounder and 1 Honu (turtle) swimming right past me! There were also 2 Monk Seals on the beach, including one little one. What a treat. I mention them all here, as some of the pix were not ideal.
You can just barely see the octopus: look for the white rock. Then look down to the brown line. That is the octopus, hiding under a rocky overhang! I had to laugh in my mask, too: when it saw me, it was about the ocean floor. Then it quickly hunkered down so it wouldn't be as visible. Had I been just that one second quicker, you would have been able to see the octopus' head.
Brightly colored wrasse.
Another octopus hiding, but not easy to see.
Here's another Trunk Fish...the males are blue with orange dots. This is the female.
Another snowflake moray eel. Trevally (blue, on the right)
A Honu swam by, apparently not bothered by me.
The cutest Blenny, hiding in a hole in the rock.
Another octopus hiding.
Trunk fish again
The body of the Snowflake. (It was still alive, of course, just bendy.)
I like to watch the trevally, because if they are circling, there's something that is hiding from them.
Could have been an octopus in that hole, but didn't ever see one.
I always find these plastic things, but never have deduced what they are for. Always very glad to get in the water. Thanks, God! And the doctor appointment went well, too: 5 years cancer free!