Yesterday we had a concert kealakehe school. As we were warming up, all the kids were so enthusiastic and cheered even before our concert. At the beginning of each song, the crowd erupted. We played great and got to share with the sixth, seventh and eighth graders, who were all so energetic and stared in awe at our ukuleles. After sharing a couple of songs, we said our goodbyes and headed to the hotel. We dropped our gear off and headed to the catamaran. On our way to captain cook bay, we spotted some spinner Dolphins and a humpback whale. We saw many beautiful fish, including the state fish, humunukunukuapua'a. The beautiful coral in different shapes and colours were amazing to see, and close enough to touch in some places. We were lucky enough to see a sea turtle and many other exotic animals. On the way back to the harbour, there were huge waves which excited most of us. A few people were up on the front nets, getting soaked, while Kiera laid in the nets, having a sea water shower with every roaring wave. It was a great way to end the busy day of our first school concert.
(Jasmine and Alysha)
Due to a mix up with the catamarans, we had to change which tour we took because there was not enough space on the boat. Four of us; Nicola, Rylan, Caleb and Matthew got to do night snorkeling with manta rays. Which was incredible! On the way to the bay, we practiced surfing on the nets as a gorgeous sunset lit the sky in vibrant colours! The Rays were massive, they came within two inches of us, while spiraling up and down in the lights trying to catch plankton. The first time the Rays came towards us it was literally breathe taking as water filled our snorkels but we were too distracted watching the Rays glide across our stomachs. Gasping in amazement we inhaled some delicious salty water.
(Nicola and Rylan)