6.15.2015 O‘ahu, Hawaii, USA

n Waikiki beach we took a catamaran boat trip! The package came with snorkeling for about an hour and a half, and then a boat ride near diamond head. To be honest I wasn't looking forward to these two hours, because I get terrible sea sickness (which I got in Maui when whale watching) so it seemed like torture. I took some medicine and hoped for the best, and thankfully it worked like a charm. Second, my fear for the ocean is strong and jumping out into the middle of the ocean to snorkel with sea creatures made everything seem worse. I made no promises to jumping in the water, and prepared my friends for my lack of interest. However, I let my mood determine that factor and see if I felt comfortable and prepared for the snorkeling part of the tour.

I couldn't be more proud of myself, because I'm happy to report that I bravely jumped in feet first with no regrets. I was the last person on the boat to jump in, and last person to head back up! I didn't feel comfortable using the breathing piece, just used the mask instead. Floating for a few seconds and then immediately coming up for air was the process for a straight hour, but somehow I didn't mind. My heart was racing and I had to calm myself down once when I jumped in, but then once I realized how I was swimming in the most deepest and largest masterpiece of God, all my fears were pushed aside. Staring at the most incredible fish of the sea, I floated there in awe of my Saviors creation. I had the opportunity to see four sea turtles up close, and they were absolutely beautiful. They were big, green, and tame. The boat ride overall became one of my highlights for the week in Oahu, and being able to swim with such amazing sea life gave me much joy!


  1. Oh my goodness, it sounds like you had such a great trip! I've always wanted to travel to Hawaii, so maybe when I go I'll be able to experience that as well :)

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

  2. Thanks for sharing!! Love the pictures!

  3. These photos are beautiful! I love the beach! It is my favorite place to relax! =)

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