Category Archives: whales and sharks

The Sleeping Sharks of the Yucatan

When I was a kid, we watched Jacques Cousteau faithfully in my house. My dad was a diver, and we all snorkeled off of Catalina frequently. I still remember an episode from¬†1975, when I was 9 years old, where they … Continue reading

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Oahu Friday: Swimming with Sharks

On Friday, we took an Uber to¬†Haleiwa Harbor on the North Shore for a shark dive. Really, it’s snorkeling, but I guess that doesn’t sound as cool. I had never thought of swimming with sharks; it’s not even on my … Continue reading

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Oahu Thursday: Turtles!

On Thursday we went snorkeling. We started the day off with Pineapple whip in pineapples. It was too sweet to drink much, but we really just wanted the picture. That’s probably half their sales. We went to a reef where … Continue reading

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Oahu Tuesday: A Whale of a Tale

It was about time to catch our 3 pm whale watch tour. It was much bigger boat. I was a little disappointed because big boats can’t get as close to the whales. There were also lots of people. But it … Continue reading

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Cancun Resort Monday: Whale Sharks!!!

The day finally was here! This is why I came to Cancun, and why I came in sweltering August! The whale sharks come to the waters of Isla Mujeres, about a 2-hour boat ride from Cancun. So, is it a … Continue reading

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Cancun Resort Sunday: Snorkeling

We had rescheduled our snorkeling trip, and there were only four of us on the boat…a nice woman and her son, so we kind of lucked out. It was a gorgeous day out on the water. It was such a … Continue reading

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Hotlanta: Under the Sea

Regular readers may have noticed that I love aquariums! Last week I happened to catch a show called “Really Big Things” about the Atlanta Aquarium. They have the largest tank in the West, maybe the world, and they are the … Continue reading

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Day 5 Thursday: Whale of a Tale

After dogsledding, my mom and I went to Twisted Fish for lunch. It was a water’s edge tourist trap, but they served up some of the freshest and best fish dishes I have ever tried. The salmon was cooked in … Continue reading

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