Last night I went out with the mantas - the south site again. Boy oh boy was it raining. I asked if there was a raining season here in Hawaii, and apparently it was last time I was here. I had never experienced such a bad rain storm as I did yesterday/last night here though. It's kind of fun being on a boat and in a wet suit in that weather, and it's especially fun being in the water in that weather. But I always like a rainy day, so maybe I'm just the odd one out because the costumers on the boat did not seem thrilled.
Here's a picture from my camera just as I was about to jump off the boat. I had just taken the lens cap off.
And to get an idea of the surface of the water (I mean people on the surface were bouncing all around)
And now some lovely mantas. Last night there were 4, which is a relatively high number for the south site - one of which was Koie (the one with only one cephalic fin). She is one of the few mantas that really travels between the sites. When we got back to the studio afterwards, my one boss (who dives the north site) asked who we had and when I said Koie she said "that bitch." Ha - south stole her back. We also had Kailey again. And I met a new manta for the first time - Renata.
My Thanksgiving allowed me to get up at 10 am! I don't think I have ever slept that late, but I definitely needed it. After a bit of time in the studio, I was off to the beach (I opted for beach time on Thanksgiving over anything else). I headed over to the lovely Kua Bay and even though it was a bit chilly and windy (no I am not complaining), it was glorious the moments the sun was shining. So Aloha and Happy Thanksgiving from Hawaii
With the night off, I got to have a legitimate dinner and watch the sunset, and well upload to the blog :)
I certainly don't mind spending Thanksgiving like this. Hmm..how to do this every year. Any suggestions?