We grabbed snorkeling gear and headed to the bay. The sand here isn’t really sand – instead it’s a mixture of smooth river rocks and pebbles. Under the sun, these black volcanic stones get hot as magma and roast your feet. But once you’ve made it to the water the smooth stones feel amazing. The reef starts about 15 feet off shore, and becomes more impressive as you continue swimming out. The usual reef suspects were present – Barricuda, Crabs, Parrotfish, Trumpetfish, Angelfish, Pufferfish, Starfish, and hundreds of other species we don’t know by name.
Photos c/o Frances Shaw’s super-amazing iPhone!