3.01.2009

Busy Day Snorkeling and Sailing

Wow was today a ton of fun!

I started out by joining my new snorkeling buddies for an early outing. We went to what they call the Japanese Pools. Back in World War II the Japanese blasted the coral with explosives in order to harvest it for building material. What is left is a series of deep holes (very large holes) close to the shore that you can explore during low tide.

What a great experience. It was so beautiful and the two pools we explored were quite different from each other. At one point I got a little weirded out when I found myself surrounded by pipe fish. They were practically invisible and sort of materialized around me and I had to get out. I couldn't take a picture because they were so hard to see. Maybe it was just the fog on my goggles.

Here are a few shots from the snorkeling adventure:
Snorkeling Buddies
Fish and Coral
Pretty Fish
White Fish
After that, I hopped on a sailboat and joined in the monthly Beer Can Sailboat Race. The race was about 7.5 nautical miles long and involved some fun and interesting sailing. Oh yea! Our boat won!
Boats on the Dock

Boats on the dock before the race begins.

Under sail

View from deck while sailing.

JF and I plan to learn how to sail when he gets out here. I really enjoyed myself today. I got to help a little but for now staying out of the way was my best help.

3 comments:

Leo said...

One Fish
Two Fish
Red Fish
Blue Fish

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Love that cartoon!! THANK YOU FOR SHARING IT!! I plan to use it!!

Hallie :)

IrishGal said...

Wow...Great pictures! I plan to pick up some gear next weekend & look forward to trying it out soon.