Kealakekua Bay – snorkeling (3)

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In front of Captain Cook Monument. This is where two Minnesotans and I decided to get in and out of the water. We were the first to arrive and had to scout for ourselves. It's tricky but not as tricky as it looks. You just need to time the current to avoid being pushed into the rocks. Sit on the ledge in a few inches of water and don your mask; wait for the slack between inflow from the right and outflow from the left; then lean in straight ahead and take a few strokes. Amusingly, I was soon coaching other snorkelers in and out of the water and was taken to be a local regular. I was surprised and a tad worried to see a handful of water-timid and weak swimmers attempt to snorkel here, but they all managed.