It is important to note that I am doing more and more work here, which is at odds with enjoying Hawaii more hours of the day. It is also worth mentioning that I have become completely obsessed with snorkeling and I do not currently have a waterproof camera, which is preventing me from documenting the experience. To my knowledge, this is the first time I’ve tried using the snorkeling mask/fins/mouthpiece, and it is surprisingly intuitive and allows you to stay underwater for very long spells with no issue.
Under water, I am coming across all types of fish that you would expect to see on a reef. Lots of yellow, blue, and rainbow colored fish, but I enjoy finding the big ones. Yesterday I came across a grouper who was easily 5 pounds and some large silver fish that were easily 3 feet long.
The movie above is from ground of our hotel, I snorkel out the lagoon into the ocean. It is a pretty steep drop off on the other side of the rocks and all kinds of big fish zoom around. I was in the conference ballroom and came across this bird:
On my walks around the campus, I’ve seen 2 or 3 mongoose. They are devious looking creatures, like they should have a cigarette dangling from their mouth.
It has been a good trip, but it is like fishing by yourself, even if you catch something awesome, it is disappointing that you don’t have a friend to share it with. Looking forward to seeing my family in a couple of days!