Saturday, December 18, 2010

Final days fun.

So I have only been working whale watching trips for the last few weeks.  No more snorkel trips for me.  I am fully naturalist trained and pretty much an expert now on the North Pacific Humpback Whales.  Seriously, ask me anything.  Anyways, it's pretty much the coolest thing EVER.  I get paid to go cruise around the ocean several times a day and watch this:
A full breach.  Took two weeks to get this shot!


And I got two in the same day!

Leaving my boat on it's mooring for the last time.  Sad face.

Scuba Shaka!

backflip wave crash tide pool fun!

Under the Sea!

Diving cathedrals on Lanai.


Spinners at Lanai.

Spotted Eagle ray.

Down here it's better, here where it's wetter, under the sea!
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Aloha!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Life of Late.

So here is a little of what I've been up to lately, since I'm not in the writing mood, you get photos!

This is Honolua Bay.  This is where I surf now that it is winter.  No, these are not pictures of me.  To avoid getting beat up for being "da kook wit da camera" I don't take it out there with me.  So, after I got out da water today, I took these.  You will just have to take my word for it that I really do surf here, and it was AWESOME!





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Whale Watching!  Whale season is here and my boat is now the whale watching tour boat instead of the snorkeling boat.  This is pretty much the reason I am still here!  The whales are awesome!  I don't have any real great pictuers yet since for the first week I didn't have a camera.  Yes, I lost/broke another camera.  I took the last one too deep while scuba diving, it got the bends and died.  So I've only had the new camera for a few days. 







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Don't mind my lame narration.  It's my job to be excited!

This is Lahaina Harbor where I work, at dusk.

So that's it really, whale watching and surfing.  Life is good.  And in case anyone was wondering besides me.  The Christmas songs that are played in Hawaii are the exact same ones played in snowy parts of the land.  There don't seem to be any tropic weather specific Christmas songs...the songs make me home sick.  But, Christmas in Maui is still awesome!  I surf everyday and it's December!  Sweet it is.  Sweet it is.  Aloha my friends!