Saturday, August 25, 2018

After Lane: 2 octopuses!

After getting a snorkel/weather report from my pal, I drove down to Poipu to swim for the first time since Hurricane Lane was in our area. Not great conditions, but it was good to get back into the water. The rain waited for the most part until I got home. 
 A very small Humu, totally ready to disappear in a hole, if I threatened.
 I was glad to see the injured Abudefduf was still around. Still surprising!
 Ambon puffer swimming near an urchin.
 Nice blue skies.
 He'e 1 with aqua on its siphon.
 He'e 2. If you look closely, you can see its eye just at the bottom of the hole.
 A turtle was resting on the beach when I arrived.
 Clouds, palms and a rip current. I chose not to swim in the deep part; people see one person in and they decide it's ok. This was before the lifeguards arrived, so I was trying to be good and not encourage anyone to go beyond their skills.
 Little Snowflake Moray Eel.
 Spotfin Scorpion Fish. Right where people sometimes walk on the bottom.
 Surf. There were a few hardy souls out there.
 This group of Trevally was clustered around their friend with the fish hook and line in its mouth. I swam around after it for about 10 minutes, but wasn't able to cut off any of the line.
This is the beach in front of where I normally swim. Nice sky. God answered prayers: we didn't get much from Hurricane Lane. In fact, it had been downgraded to a tropical storm by this morning. So thankful!

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