Pictures taken at various snorkel sites around Big Island. Some posts will import my Facebook (Honu Nui@thehroost) albums, and may take a bit longer to load……

Wailea (69) Beach

Just south of famous Hapuna Beach……which is great if you like sand. Lots of sand. Lots and lots of HOT sand….is 69 Beach. Named for the number of the utility pole near its entrance, it is part of the Hapuna Beach State Park system, but much less crowded, has shade from dozens of large keawe Continue reading

Snorkeling Stress Test…..

At Richardson’s Beach today, I approached this clump of coral.  I started when a 15′ long….thing seemed to raise its head, then lower it again.  I was very relieved to realize the “thing” was a log, being moved by the current…   My heartrate is now back to normal, and I apparently survived my stress Continue reading

She Ain’t Rose….

My dear friend Pedar Wold was a music collector. He had thousands of CD’s and he loved to share them. One he gave me was a collection of Leon Redbone songs, including “She ain’t Rose.” The lyrics to the refrain are “She ain’t Rose , she ain’t bad, and Rose ain’t here…” ….and I thought Continue reading

Aloha, Kapoho

The lava eruption of 2018 has entered Kapoho, has destroyed Green Lake, is burning homes, and is (as of this writing, 6/2/18) threatening to enter Kapoho Bay/Kapoho Tidepools. The tidepools are the first place we stayed at on Big Island.  It was here that DH looked at me and said “I’ve never seen you look Continue reading


At Wai’ Opae Tidepools: s/he was about a foot tall when walking across the coral!  


At about 10 feet deep, about 6″ long was this crimson nudibranch (Wai’ Opai Tidepools):


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