Hi Friends!! Sorry it's been so long since I've posted here. We have made the move back to the mainland, and have actually been in North Carolina since March 24th! It's been two months since we got here, and we still don't have our on-base housing, so we've been living in hotels, and now a temporary apartment. This means we're still living out of the suitcases that we left Hawaii with!! It's crazy.
I bought a laptop when we left the island to TRY and stay online... but I still went without connectivity for what felt like a LONG TIME! I hate paying .18 cents a minute, at some places.
But we're back online now at this apartment. I wanted to share the last exciting thing that I did before leaving Hawaii!! Going on a SHARK DIVE was one of those things that I had always considered a "Must Do!"... and I left it until the last week that I was there to accomplish. LOL
Here's my new email address... now that we're back on the mainland, I'm dying to hear from some of you that I haven't talked with for 3 years!! -------------> firstname.lastname@example.org
Ok... the pics!! Now, this adventure ROCKED!!!!!!!!! No two ways about it. :D I'm going to put up all of the pictures that I have on my computer right now. They're only the under water shots.... the pics from inside the boat I can't get to right now.
So, in no particular order.... the sharks!!
Ok, LOL, that's the whole roll of film! I took one of those waterproof disposable cameras down with me. I was so worried the day that I went, our household goods had already been packed up, and we were living out of the suitcases... and I hadn't saved out any contact lenses!! So I knew I couldn't wear my glasses down there with the snorkle gear, and I was SO afraid that I wouldn't be able to see well enough to even take good pictures.
WHO KNEW!!? Those sharks were SO close that they filled up the whole view finder! LOL You'd have to be flat blind to not have been able to see them. hehe
They would swim by me, and bump their sides onto me... it's like they were checking me out. LOL My pictures got better, once I knew to expect the bumps, because they were really strong! And I'd get knocked pretty good, some times. LOL All the whites bubbles in those pics up there are from them swooshing either their bodies or their tails right next to me.
These sharks, I was told, were Galapagos sharks and averaged 8 feet in length; the females were bigger. =o)