also known as a
Reef Triggerfish.
It's Hawaii's state fish.

I saw a shitload of these.
By far the coolest part of my trip
was snorkeling for the first time.
I had no idea that only a few feet from shore
there'd be that many fish.
And so many different kinds.
Every time I went in the water
I saw something new.
I could spend hours doing it.


The Lady Who Doesn't Lunch: said...

I'm so glad you got to go -Hawaii has great snorkling, especially Maui. I hope you'll post more stuff about your trip.

Carolyn said...

Learn to scuba dive! The feeling you get sitting on the bottom of the ocean and having the fish swim right up next to you is indescribable.

SkylersDad said...

Did you go to Hanama bay to snorkel? It is fantastic.

Cora said...

I didn't go snorkeling when I was in Hawaii, but I saw the most beautiful, amazing fish every time I went swimming in the ocean there. It was brilliant. I would just kind of stand there, looking down, watching them swim around me. Fantastic!

Flannery Alden Jenny Shaw said...

You "went" in the water and saw something new every time?

Some Guy said...

The places I snorkeled included the following beaches, most in the north and west: Kapalua, Napili, Ka'anapali, and Honolua (my favorite). We also went by boat to the Molokini crater and to these incredible tide pools on the north shore.

Bless your heart, Flann. Yes, I saw turdfish of every possible description.

guido said...

This post is center justified. Is this some crazy Hawaii haiku?

The Imaginary Reviewer said...

I wrote a Hawaiian rap when I was in Maui. It ended like this:

I say 'hu', you say 'mu'
Hu! Mu!
Hu! Mu!
I say 'nu', you say 'ku'
Nu! Ku!
Nu! Ku!
I say 'apu', you say 'a'a'
Apu! A'a!
Apu! A'a!
I say 'Humuhumunukunukuapua'a', you say "what?"