Friday, May 18, 2012

Jane snorkels at Hanauma Bay





Hanauma Bay is breathtaking.  From its website (at this link),

Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, one of the most spectacular natural resources in Hawaii, is reaping the benefits of over a decade of moves to re-establish its pristine marine ecosystem. Recognizing the damage done by years of neglect and abuse by allowing some three million visitors annually, the City and County of Honolulu in 1990 laid out a plan to restore Hanauma to a clean, healthy state by reducing the number of visitors, establishing an education program, and instituting supportive restrictions.



The beach began as a volcanic crater that was flooded.
The ocean eroded the outer wall and it became a bay.


The sheltered bay offers superb snorkeling. 


The volunteers welcomed Jane.


Jane found a baby coconut!

The Koko crater rises in the distance.


As we walked back up to the parking area,
we could see the coral reefs ... 


.... that breath life into the bay!


Do you snorkel?  scuba?  surf?  One randomly selected commenter from this week's blogs wins a book choice from my convention stash.  This giveaway is open to all readers.  Comments are open through Saturday, May 19, 10 pm in Hawaii.  I'll post the winner on Sunday, May 20.


Mahalo,


Kim in Hawaii


Jane poses with the state fish -
humunukunukuapua'a.


16 comments:

  1. Aloha Kim the answer is no to the three of them, but I will try scuba this year, wish me luck, Aretha zhen

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  2. I have tried snorkeling but not the other two

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  3. I have to admit that I've never done of them. :(

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  4. I don't snorkel, scuba or surf because so shy i can't swim :(

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  5. I love to snorkel. I don't do it here because the water is way cold and not clear (like Hawaii). But, if we are on vacation where we can snorkel, we always do.

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  6. I wish I could snorkel, scuba and surf! I would love to try these activities one day.

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  7. I was never around much water so can barely swim and can't tread water so haven't done any of those things although it does sound like fun.

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  8. I haven't tried any of the three, but I would love to learn to surf.

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  9. I have snorkeled once and I only swim, so nix all three. I won't go past my knees in the ocean. Too many living creatures I don't want to infringe upon. Umm Kim, is there an English name for that fish?

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  10. No, I have been in the ocean but just up to my ankles. I don't like water much and I'm an Aquarius! lol

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  11. I haven't done any of those things. I can't even swim!

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  12. Here I thought I was the only that cannot swim, looks like I am not alone.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

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  13. I haven't tried any of those things, but they sound like fun.

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  14. Not yet would lobe to Ty whoo
    Kimh

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  15. Have not done any of those things! Not a big watersport fan!

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  16. Love the ridge hike above Hanauma Bay. Great views and it's a good little workout. Wear sunscreen since there is no shade or cover.
    https://lookintohawaii.com/hawaii/43644/hanauma-bay-ridge-trail-hike-activity-oahu-honolulu-hi

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