This week for the student blogging challenge, I’m going to share about some of my favorite things in Hawaii. Well to start off, I’ll talk about why I go to Hawaii. I have some family there that we go to visit as much as we can, usually once a year. Therefore, I’ve been there quite a lot. I’ve been to the big island of Hawaii and Kauai. I enjoy going there because I get to see my family and well…my family is like a bunch of mermaids. We love the water. My family and I are so lucky we get to do these kinds of things and get the opportunities to go on such awesome adventures.
So both of my favorite adventures/places in Hawaii are both on the island of Kauai. The first is Queen’s Bath. It’s kind of like huge tide pools(literally they’re enormous) where we dive into, snorkel, and find cool animals. So most of these pools are all calm and in my opinion are a lot safer for younger kids, But there’s one part that is not a tide pool. It is kind of caved in but not blocked off. Here, turtles come around and swim. It is kind of a strong current so we have to be careful. We jump into the ocean off about a 10-15 foot drop and just swim with the turtles! It’s so fun but it does take a good swimmer and a lot of getting used to. It’s so deep, none of us have ever been able to swim to the bottom because after a certain point, it’s all black so that’s a little scary. A little fun fact (well not really fun, it’s actually a little sad), a count of 32 people have died trying to swim in Queen’s Bath. If you’re wondering why this is, it’s because tourists don’t realize how strong the waves and current are during the winter/fall so the they get taken under and/or hit their head on the rocks. Here is a picture of where we jumped off and swam with turtles.
As for my second favorite place on Kauai, Hawaii… Tourist Lumahai. Lumahai is pronounced as lu-muh-hi, in case you were wondering. Surfing at all of the beaches in Hawaii is almost always assumed, but that’s not the case. I actually know a few that are not very safe to surf, boogie board, or anything like that at. Tourist Luhmahai is one of them. Some people do still surf here, but let me tell you they are very good at what they do. Although, people do actually come here to body surf! Anyway,as you can see in this photo, there’s a space between the big rock on the right and a smaller one on the left. This is what we’ll jump into. The rock on the right has lots of small tide pools and one them is towards the edge so the water is always pushed into it, therefore there are lots of fish. It’s a small space but it is kind of deep so we snorkel in things like that too.
Another sort of fun fact…so there is a certain way to get back up the rock to jump (it’s hard to swim all the way to shore because the current is VERY strong and it is deep) and around it is a big area of other rocks but they’re under water. My little cousin decided to come with us and of course we all wanted to keep her safe, so trying to get her up to jump again, a big wave came and pushed me and my older cousin into the rocks which was pretty scary but we weren’t badly injured or anything.
I know this was a lot to read so if you did read all of it I hope you liked it! Thanks for reading.