Turtle Spotting at an Abandoned Beach on the North Shore

While most people spent Memorial Day Weekend with family and friends at one of many crowded Hawaii beaches, Exploration: Hawaii decided to get away from it all and headed to a rarely used beach on the North Shore. After parking our car, Joel and I walked about a mile into this abandoned beach and looked for the perfect spot to swim for turtles. We found an area tucked between some coral and set up our beach mats. Almost instantly, we saw a couple of turtles swim near the shore. Joel pointed out the turtles and I quickly grabbed my GoPro HERO3: Black Edition and Bobber by GoPole and gave it to him. He then ran into the water and snapped these photos. These were taken with the first five minutes of setting up our beach mats. We then spent the next few hours swimming with more turtles than we could keep count of. Pretty amazing, indeed.

Turtle in the distance. Photo by Joel Sabugo.

Turtle in the distance. Photo by Joel Sabugo.

Turtle swims closer. Photo by Joel Sabugo.

Turtle swims closer. Photo by Joel Sabugo.

Turtle sees me. Photo by Joel Sabugo.

Turtle sees me. Photo by Joel Sabugo.

Turtle says hello. Photo by Joel Sabugo.

Turtle says hello. Photo by Joel Sabugo.

Turtle turns. Photo by Joel Sabugo.

Turtle turns. Photo by Joel Sabugo.

Turtle says bye. Photo by Joel Sabugo.

Turtle says bye. Photo by Joel Sabugo.

Turtle flaps around. Photo by Joel Sabugo.

Turtle flaps around. Photo by Joel Sabugo.

Turtle is gone. Photo by Joel Sabugo.

Turtle is gone. Photo by Joel Sabugo.

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