My excitement outweighed my rational brain 10 to 1 when my friends told me, “you know if you swim down as far as you can & hold really still you can hear them...” I replied, “You guys are fucking with me...” Nope. They weren’t. I tore my cloths off and jumped off the fishing boat & into the open ocean. And in a singular moment knew the vast preciousness of this planet. I got to hear them, I got to hear whales talking to each other. It changed me. When I surfaced my friends must have seen it on my face cause they yelled in shock, “You did it!?” I did IT! I dove back down for more. The next time I popped up I heard a slight panic in their voices, we Were 5 miles out in the open ocean and I Was technically overboard... :) *note photos are not from that day.
Photos by the wonderful @finchkauai
Out to sea with @saltandseakauai