I love swimming in the open ocean. It is my absolute favorite pastime, exhilarating and meditative, flowing with the currents and waves in the sea I always feel completely present and alive in the moment. For the past four years I have been swimming in the North Shore Swim Series races, ranging from 1 miles to 2.3 miles along the gorgeous golden coastline of Oahu's beautiful North Shore, it is the best way to experience the vast open ocean, alongside 600+ swimmers. Last year I had the awesome opportunity to both swim and photograph the races for Hana Hou! The Magazine of Hawaiian Airlines. Check it out in the current issue of Hana Hou! and if you're on the island, come swim or watch one of the races this summer!
Here I am about to jump in the water for the first race this summer, 5+ months pregnant with my baby girl. It's been such a joy being able to swim in the ocean, while our baby swims along inside me :)
Sunday, June 29, 2014
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Saturday, May 31, 2014
The Mist House at the National Tropical Botanical Garden on Kauai is filled with some of the world’s rarest plants, endemic to the high-elevation cloud forests of Hawaii. It was fascinating exploring the foggy greenhouse with David Boucher for Hana Hou! Magazine.
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Friday, May 23, 2014
I had an awesome time kayaking out to the Mokulua islands off of Lanikai to photograph the native habitat restoration on Moku Nui with DLNR agent Amarisa Marie and the KSK crew of volunteers, air layering Naupaka plants to preserve the native Wedge-tailed Shearwater and Bulwer's Petrol habitat on the islands for Hana Hou! Magazine.
Shearwater nesting in a burrow
The crew restoring the habitat
The interior of the island is off limits to protect Shearwater nesting.
Volunteers taking a break
Airlayering on the side of the island, Moku Iki in the distance
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