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Hanauma Bay, Hawaii
I'm going today to Hanauma Bay.  Everyone's prepared bring snorkels etc so they can swim and take in the many fish of Hanauma Bay that 'hang-out' around the coral reefs around the bay.  All Tb'ers with their equipment were gone in a 'heart-beat' others like Aloha_Keith did bring extra equipment for the TB'ers like me who didn't have the 'stuff' needed to enjoy the reef. 

One slight problem, how do I go under, hmmm ... Many TB'ers offered to train me but once there at Hanauma Bay, like a fish, they were all gone instantly ... others like Daniel tried to encourage me ... though I swim, I've never done this and how do I see the beauty without my glasses or should I say bottle caps ...
Lola, V, Marianne, Wendy ... and Sue and Keith way ahead walking along Hanauma Bay, Hawaii
when everyone did returned I didn't have the courage to ask them to walk me through the steps ... I didn't want to 'put-anyone-out'.  I wanted everyone just enjoy themselves, the sun, the surroundings, and each other ... I should get introduced to this activity/sport before returning ... inside I felt I was leaving a big part of Hawaii behind in not diving under with the others

Sitting at the beach began to rub on my sunscreen and V asked if I'd like to have something to eat as she was returning to the snack bar ... I gave her some 'coin' and within a flash V was back with a delicious lunch ... thanks V

I realized one thing, I wouldn't be going out in the bay to see it :( so I took my camera and went as far as I could and watched closely and sure enough the fish began to appear to my amazement .
Hanauma Bay, Hawaii
.. I thought I'd totally miss out though I still have to learn so I can enjoy snorkeling to the fullest.

V doesn't swim but wanted to see the fishes :) so all of a sudden I was excited ... I could support her as she walked out in the water, encouraging her to walk further, jump over the odd rock and look at the fish swimming about ... we even took the under-water camera of Aloha_Keith's to take some pics but limited # of fish Daniel offered to take pics on our behalf ... thanks Keith and Daniel!

V was getting nervous the further out we walked ... I want her to come out with me into the open waters ... but knew inside that wouldn't be safe so when she truly felt nervous I did a 180 and began to return where V would be on safe, non-slippery rocks and enjoy the view from the beach ... the TB'ers swimming all hadn't returned so V and I walked around the bay to the furthest point talking away and discussing fish verses fishes ... unfamiliar to me, in Canada I never heard of pluralizing the word fish ... the simple conversations of Hanauma Bay but with the fish everywhere why wouldn't that be your main topic and if you need a fish interpreter or describer talk to Keith, I call him my official fish dictionary! :)

The crew slowly surfaced and soon enough we were headed out ... with all that swimming many were a tad bit hungry ...

Can't wait to meet the new TB'er at our next destination and what comes of that will follow!
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Hanauma Bay, Hawaii
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Hanauma Bay, Hawaii
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Heading out from Hanauma Bay, Haw…
Heading out from Hanauma Bay, Hawa…
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A residential area of Honolulu
A residential area of Honolulu
Love it!
Love it!
Colourful
Colourful
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Which 'toy' is mine :)
Hanauma Bay
photo by: Sunflower300