Monday, June 13, 2005

Lost Photos Found..

Newly discoverd.. thought lost, pictures from our 1994 trip to Oahu, HI..

Free mai tai's by the pitcher.. Roasted pork..
Girls with half coconuts on their chi-chis..

2 pitchers of mai tai, was all it took for Wendy and Tresa
to get up on stage and shake, shake, shake...

Maritime Museum.. Whale skeleton.

Don’t stand under the cow....

This is at the maritime museum in Honolulu..
The bark is called the, Falls of Clyde.

The ship was named for these falls..

Another shot of the Falls of Clyde.

This shot is of, China man's hat. Good snorkling but shallow and if there was any chop in the water you would get binged up pretty good on the coral.

I saw this cool fish hanging out on the edge of some coral,when I swam over the rim I about crapped my shorts when it went straight down until everything just turned blue, no wonder the fish was looking over the edge...

Freaked me out! This was he first time I had ever swam in the Pacific Ocean and the first time I had snorkled. Swimming off the edge was like my best worst nightmare without falling to my death..

The rip current was so hard I had to hang on the the coral with one hand and snap the pic with the other.

A sail boat passing in front of us at Hanauma Bay.

Everybody said I was fortunate to get this picture.

It is called,"Humuhumunukunuku apu a'a"
or in our spreak: Hawaiian Reef Trigger fish..

Our daughter Wendy, swimming with the fishies.

This is a Parrotfish. These guys would chew on the coral.
You could hear it under water the, "crunch, crunch," sound of their chewing.
If they wanted to they might take your finger right off..

The fish on the top is called, Achilies Tang. The group below him.. I don't know what they are called.

Tresa and Ric.. Setting out to scare the fish.

Ric comming up for some air. I was wearing a tee shirt to guard against sunburn.
Turns out I should have protected the backs of my legs from the knee to heel.

You may have noticed there was no color in the coral. This is because it is dead.
All of the coral in Hanauma Bay is dead, because of all the tourists peeing in
the water and stepping on the coral.

This picture shows you the crowd at noon.

I was in very much pain. What you can't see in this shot is the 2nd degree burns I had from my knees down. I had blisters the size of silver dollars.. and was looking forwards to a 4 hour flight home.

I couldn't walk off the plane, went to the hospital. Because we had put layers of Aloe on my legs to try and stop the pain the hospital had to scrub them clean. I bit a hole in the hospital pillow, (they had to throw it away.) The pain was huge! 3 weeks off of work and it was 2 weeks before I could get around, standing up.

(More to come....)


Blogger B said...

wow looks like that was good memories!

4:49 PM  
Blogger RicTresa said...

It was a dandy to be sure..

8:02 PM  

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