Sunday, August 15, 2010

Sinalei Lunch and snorkel

Dark-spotted Moray, Gymnothorax fimbriatus (80cm/32 in) papata pulepule, pusi pulepule.

Brittle Star - Ophiomastix sp.

Just back from a Sunday lunch at Sinalei Resort and Spa. Took the snorkel gear just in case the pass was workable to the reef dropoff. Actually it wasn't, with a fast outgoing tide and large swells making the board riders wish they had two extra surfboards to break in their week in Samoa. I snorkeled around the spring and started upending the dead corals - first was Pipefish and Brittle Stars then I found a small Moray Eel for some close up work with the wide angle wet lens and new INON flash. Had a great day, actually a bit cold here(26c) with the rain - I was under a light blanket before. Lovely days in the South Pacific ....

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