Sunday, February 10, 2013
Hanging out with a honu in Hawaii
These were all taken in about 40 feet of water. I spotted the turtle as he was gliding along the bottom of the ocean and then he decided to come up for some air and glided right by me on his way up and back down.
I tried to stay with him as he went back to the ocean floor but I just couldn't do it while snorkeling. An underwater photographer I met while in Hawaii this trip (who was a good 40 pounds heavier than me and only snorkeled to get his shots) described it as trying to push a basketball under water, it just ain't gonna happen!
The last shot in this series is about 20 feet from the sea turtle in 40 feet of water.
Because of my experiences swimming in the ocean this trip I have decided to loose some wieght and get in better shape. Cheryl and I have been on a diet since we got back and I have already lost 13 pounds. Loosing the wieght is a good thing but being on a diet really sucks!