The Frogs took a snorkel tour with Aloha Kauai Tours to Lawa’i Beach on the south side of Kauai. We’ve rented gear and snorkeled on our own in the past, but decided to try a tour and see if their equipment and the overall experience was better. It was! No fogging in the mask, no gagging from a bad snorkel, and we had wetsuits which apparently make it easier to be a human lump on the surface taking in the sights below. Our leaders were Paul (All of them! Unforgettable character!) and Nick.
The winds were out of the south and west, which was stirring things up a bit. Many images looked OK, at least until you were looking at them at 100% – and then, you saw the suspended sand… As a result, the initial sorting and selection process went very quickly.
Peace, Harmony and Coral: Snorkeling at Lawa’i Beach
Coral reefs are amazing. If you’ve never had a chance to snorkel at a coral reef, put it on your Bucket List. If you can’t make that happen, well, at least you’ve got some pictures to look at.
Coral itself is fascinating, and I’ve only had limited exposure to it. Some of it looks like a human brain. Some look like a tree trunk that’s full of termite tunnels. Some look like rocks. Some look like debris. And it’s a living thing that fosters and supports all kinds of marine life.
Then, there’s the fish. I tried to include at least one image showing every kind of fish we saw. It’s like viewing things in a kaleidoscope, only the medium for the kaleidoscope is boundless, as is the motion of the colors. There are a few images where you can in fact see the suspended sand – but this site is supposed to be a fun site as well as a commercial site, so they’re there for the fun and for you viewing pleasure.
What’s amazing is that among all of the species of fish, sea urchins, sea cucumbers, and coral was what we didn’t see: chases, pursuits, fights, or anything swimming around looking for a swimming lunch. I don’t know if this was an atypical day at the reef, or a representation a typical day at the reef.
But, amongst the coral, there was peace, and there was harmony.
We humans should do so well…