While you're reading this, I'm in Hawaii. Yeah, I know, I kinda suck. LOL And actually, as this is Tuesday, our plans for the day include one of my favorite Hawaiian adventures: an early morning snorkel excursion with Dolphin Discoveries. Last time we were on the big island and went out with them, we saw a lot of awesome wildlife including a hump back whale, plenty of honu (the Hawaiian word for sea turtle), a pod of spinner dolphins and the rather rare whale shark.
Now, don't be alarmed by this guy's size. Yes, he's mammoth, but since he just eats plankton, he's harmless. And pretty curious about humans. (Don't you love how the diver in the photo is pointing to the whale shark? Thanks, dude, we totally missed it otherwise.) The one we encountered put his head against the side of the zodiac and stared up at us like a puppy waiting for treats. The captain of our craft immediately jumped into the water and started filming this 40 foot fish. Amazing! Unfortunately, we did not have our cameras, but this year we have a new waterproof digital so I hope to bring back some great pics.
What else am I doing in Hawaii? Researching a top secret project. But that's all I'm gonna say about that. So far, I've: gotten a henna tattoo, nearly been killed on a golf cart, been ambushed by hungry peacocks, almost fallen off a cliff into the sea trying to take a picture of some fish, seen a wild mongoose with a chip bag on its head and eaten seaweed. And there are still several days left to go.
Where is your favorite spot to vacation?