Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Turtles at Ali'i Beach


Last weekend (or was it the weekend before last?) Hannah and Nathan went scuba diving at The Trench.


They saw turtles.


Lots of turtles.


Here's Hannah with a turtle.


Hey, Hannah! Stop harassing that turtle - that's illegal!


The other kids and I snorkeled closer to the beach. We also saw several turtles. Two came up on the sand and sun-bathed with me.

Emily and Sydney were snorkeling together a ways out. It is really shallow for a long way, and the ocean was calm, so I let them get out a little farther than usual. They were having a good time together, until I heard screaming. And they both scrambled back to the shore, splashing and hollering all the way.

Sydney told me that they were snorkeling along, looking for fish, minding their own business, when all of the sudden a huge turtle came over to check them out. His head was right by theirs! Scary! After that they stayed closer to shore...

Yeah for turtles!

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P.S. I want to make sure it's clear that Nathan is home now. He had two weeks of leave and will head back to his regular Air Force job tomorrow (although I think he may take another 10 days off.) He's not going back to Iraq any time soon. I hope.

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14 comments:

Mary said...

Yay for turtles! Lindsey is SO excited to see them.

Deanne said...

What fun! Scuba, snorkeling, and turtle spotting! But I must admit to being a mite disappointed when this post was not about Lost casting call. *sigh* Promise? Soon? :)

Amanda said...

How fun to go snorkeling and scuba diving with the turtles. :)

I am glad to hear that Nathan is home for good. At least for now!

Suzanne said...

How fun to get to play with the turtles...well except for the big close one! I'm glad it wasn't a shark!

I'm so happy for you, that Nathan is home. This reunion time must be so sweet for your family! :)

Ann M. said...

I always love when you post scuba/snorkeling pictures. So very cool!

Tucker and Kira said...

I wanna do that!!!! I love that picture of Nate and Hannah. Something about water always makes pictures look so much better! See you soon!

Amanda said...

I gave you an award on my blog! :)

Amber said...

Summers growing up were spent at a lake in B.C. that had an overabundance of turtles. We even had turtle hunts for the boys vs. girls. They always won. Must have been their camoflauge!!

Amber said...

Summers growing up were spent at a lake in B.C. that had an overabundance of turtles. We even had turtle hunts for the boys vs. girls. They always won. Must have been their camoflauge!!

Mary Peterson said...

Those pictures were awesome! I'm glad that you are taking advantage of your time in Hawaii. I have to admit, a day at the beach would be awesome! I'm glad that Nathan is back home!!!

gramps said...

I am really proud of you Wendy, and also proud of sonny! The grandchildren are awesome also!! Do I sound prejudice ? I love how you and Nate work with the kids and all the time and effort you spend making your family close and eternal. I am happy that Nate arrived home safely also! Our prayers have been answered.
Love to all,
Dad, Grandpa, Terry
( and any other titles you want to give me. ha ha )

Amanda said...

Just checking in and saying "Hi". :)

ABW said...

Looks like a great time! When we were snorkeling there, we saw a turtle and it scared us to death! So amazing to watch though.

Pink Ink said...

How fun! How do you take such good underwater photos like that?