Friday, January 30, 2009

Under Water In Kona...

Leahi and I

A few of my favorite locals...

Rounding the buoy


Living on an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean has endless blessings... but the one I treasure most is the ocean. There is nothing like it. Being able to take a break from life on shore just by going under water has turned many "good days" into "great days". The feeling of being such a small part of something larger and humbling yourself to the sea and it's creatures is simply amazing...

The fotos are from Bo and Jaime Pardau, locals here in Kona that seem to capture the ocean the way we see it from our goggles. They are also the "underwater" volunteers as they take the swim fotos during some local events... (these are from Sundays biathlon)

Thought I would share a few views from the waters of Kona...

Mahalos Bo and Jaime Pardau!



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21 comments:

Natalie said...

That is so amazing! I've always loved the ocean and especially dolphins. I must have watched all the Flipper movies a hundred times growing up! It was cool to actually see Flipper at Sea World in Miami 5 years ago.

You get to experience so many wonderful things that some of us only dream of! Thanks for taking me "with" on your adventures!

CoachLiz said...

The photos of the dolphins are incredible. I wish I had things like that to look at while I was out for a swim.

Mama Simmons said...

I agree! All about the ocean... It's the best part of living here. And you guys have one of the best ocean swims there in Kona! The north shore here is pretty awesome too, though obviously only swimable in the summer. ;)

Bruce Stewart said...

I guess that is why I ended up staying in Kona so long.

Haley Cooper said...

Okay, I'm jealous. Skiing can only keep me so happy. I'm ready for a swim in the (warm) Pacific Ocean now. Enough of the snow and ice.

Jen said...

Wow, simply beautiful! The water is so clear. You lucky girlie!

FLATOUT JIM said...

Living on an island in the middle of the atlantic has endless curses like winter storms, sub zero temperatures, and bad backs.

I am sooooo jealous

TriSaraTops said...

Those pics are amazing! Looks like FUN!

D said...

You forgot to take me back to you Kona with you when you left Vic, but that's ok. I forgive you for it. Now, if you haven't made room for me yet you better cuz I'll be there tomorrow. And there better be dolphins awaiting my arrival! :P

ShirleyPerly said...

Very cool underwater shots! Indeed, the ocean is one of many reasons why I love Kona so much.

Jennifer Cunnane said...

Awwww! I want to go visit! I have never been to Hawaii - what a blast!

Eileen Swanson said...

Beautiful, I LOVE dolphins.....

LeAnn said...

What a way to make someone come home...I miss those dolphins. Beautiful pictures.

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beth said...

such great pictures. you ARE a dolphin, i think!

Kathleen @ ForgingAhead said...

Love these photos Bree! Thanks for making my day.

Go Gammie said...

The water looks so much clearer in that part of the Pacific. The photos are great, I hope your ankle is 100% now!!!

ADC said...

Oh Bree, I am so jelaous. Trip to Kona is definitely on the cards.

Ordinarylife said...

Awesome photos.

Bob Mitera said...

Beautiful pictures! Love the ocean. Love it. Love it. Love it.

Jenna said...

WOW. At home I swim in a slough. when the ice has sorta just melted off it. I can not see my own hands because the water is brown. I CAn feel the snails hitting my fingers with every stroke. I panic when weeds hit my feet 9that's my open water interval training- it's called a heart attack). In my minds eye, I imagine a creature lurking beneath in the dark water and I wait for it to chomp me in two... It must be cool to actually SEE where you are going.....