Consolation Prize

I didn’t manage to capture the most memorable image from our Hawaiian trip, a sea turtle diving into the green depths at the beginning of our snorkeling trip. I didn’t even manage to capture the second-most memorable moment, when we watched several turtles swimming past the dock when we ended the snorkeling trip — and I still didn’t have a camera with me.

Instead, I had to settle for this shot of a turtle sleeping on the beach where the kids were surfing.

Nor did I manage to get a good shot of the porpoises that were jumping into the air while we were at Honolua Bay. Instead, I had to settle for several shots that offered proof that we did, indeed, see porpoises

feeding in the bay.

Perhaps in the not-so-distant future we will be able to record what we see without a camera-per-se. Until then, we will just have to live with the realization that the best pictures are the ones that only live in our memory.