I’m no beach bum. I can handle approximately 10.3 minutes in the sun before I start to sunburn. At the start of summer I told my doctor about our plans to visit the Big Island of Hawaii in the coming weeks. “Buy a rash guard. Long sleeves,” she said. It was more of a command than a piece of advice. Point taken.
Despite my low tolerance for sunlight and beaches, I love the snorkeling opportunities that tropical islands offer. To gaze at the vibrant colors and aquatic life underneath the waves is otherworldly. It slows my pulse and makes my mind race all at the same time.
How unexpected then that I would see so many of these underwater colors before dipping a toe into the water! (more…)