Tag Archives: ocean

Free ride: California Sea Lion sunning itself on stern of fishing boat

california sea lion free rides fishing boat los cabos mexico
Yeah, this is an everyday occurrence! At first glance, one is incredibly surprised to see this California Sea Lion on the fishing boat’s stern, with a few guys taking photos… not normal.  Then after 5+ minutes, you realize this might actually be a regular thing when the captain comes back with a fish for the mammal.  Trained you wonder?

Hanalei Pier Beach Jam!

hanalei beach party pier kauai hawaii
This was over the top for a northern canuck not used to life at the beach. Cars, people, surfboards, bikes everywhere. And while this picture has everything frozen in time, you need to imagine it all moving in slow motion. Hanalei Beach and Pier are almost at the end of the road in Northern Kauai, and a favorite stop for tourists (like us!). Beautiful beach worth the visit, particularly if you love people watching 🙂

Anaeho’omalu Beach Perfect Sunset

anaehoomalu beach sunset big island hawaii
Thinking this is my favorite photo from trip to Hawaii. It was our last night; we walked the lagoons behind the hotel and along Anaeho’omalu Beach watching the sun bring end to the day. As the saying goes… picture perfect!

Lava Waterfall- Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano’s Kamokuna Ocean Entry

lava waterfall hawaiis kilauea volcanos kamokuna ocean entry
This is the Kamokuna ocean entry photographed from the helicopter at 7:45am during our recent trip to the Big Island of Hawaii. It is completely surreal to watch lava flow into the ocean! We flew up the lava flows and were able to watch active lava tubes along the way and then one of the craters itself.

Sun setting across sailboat in Sea of Abaco, Bahamas

sun setting across sailboat in the sea of abaco, bahamas
Sun sets are a favorite of mine because of the many colors, the emotion, and shadows that are created. Here we are anchored in a bay within the Sea Of Abaco, north Bahamas, having dinner on our boat, watching the sun set across our neighbor.

A Day At The Office

caribo island beach belize
Nothing was staged for this photo. This was the first of a 6 day sea kayak expedition, starting from Caribo Island, Belize. Having finished a light lunch, I walked through palm trees toward the water and happened upon this setting. And at that moment I thought to myself “yes, this beats a day at the office”.   🙂

Boogie ’till the sun goes down: Tamarindo Beach Costa Rica boogie boarding at sunset

tamarindo beach costa rica boogie board
Tamarindo Beach, Costa Rica, is so far my favorite place to watch a sunset (Even better than world famous Oia, Santorini). After a day of learning to surf, we hung out watching the sun set and this guy use his boogie board.  Took this picture with a little Nikon handheld with 5 megapixels… goes to show being in the right place at right time is sometimes more important than the best gear 😉