Hi, My name is Kara Walton and I am an addict. I am addicted to the adrenaline mixed with calmness, the solitude matched with the companionship, and the fear followed by absolute certainty. Certainty that we are so lucky to live on this wonderful planet.
A friend once said that snorkeling is like sticking your head into a giant fish tank. I can't agree more. Except these are not the fish and fake rocks you see in the doctor's office. There are starfish, sea cucumbers, sea snakes, clown fish (Nemo), sea turtles, and so many other natural wonders. There is nothing like entering the underwater paradise, blocking out the outside noises, and being a part of a world so many humans do not realize exists.
Anyone who knows me knows I am not a fan of water. While I have a huge appreciation for its power and beauty, I have never been one to dive in and explore. Troy is the exact opposite. I think he would live in the water if he could, and he never seems to fear the unknown. After my first snorkeling adventure, I started to understand the love he has for the water.
On our most recent snorkeling adventure, a good friend was nice enough to bring along an underwater camera and take these pictures! Thanks, Kristle!
|A baby sea turtle! These are endangered and hard to find!|
|Kadena Sea Wall, our favorite snorkel spot so far!|
|My personal favorite fish... the Moorish Idol. (Or Gill from Finding Nemo :))|
|My hair is always a mess after snorkeling!|
The next time you have the opportunity... dive in. You won't regret it!