Today I'm sharing a layout that I created for Scrap 365's Inspiration Station in the aug./sept. issue. The article was about different techniques with glue. I used 6 different techniques in 3 layouts and this is one of them. If you missed this issue you can buy it here!
I took the photo on the layout when I was visiting my daughter Anne while she was studying english in Hawaii for almost 6 months. It was an amazing trip and just like Anne I fell in love with Ohau, Honolulu, Waikiki, North Shore and of course Hanauma Bay.
This day we had planned to go snorkling at Hanauma Bay so we took the bus down there. When we arrived it had started to rain and we were a little sad and disappointed. It was not exactly the right weather for a day at the beach. nne told me that the bay was so much more beautiful when the sun was shining! But since we were there and we had already paid we decided to go for a short swim anyway. Since the early 1990s, visits to the Hanauma Bay area have been limited to tourists. The resident Hawaiians are attempting to preserve the area for future generations. Therefor you have to pay an entrence fee and watch a video about life in the bay before you are allowed to go in.
Wow, were we happy we went after all! What an amazing experience this was! There is so much wildlife in the bay! We got to see an enourmos variety of fish in all colors of the rainbow. About 400 species of fish are known to inhabit the bay and if you're lucky you get to see a green sea turtle.
We just couldn't get out of the water, took loads of pictures and videos and even got to see the humuhumunukunukuapoa'a. We were all excited and cheerful when we left. A few days later I had the chance to see the bay in full sunny glory when we went there for another day with some of Anne's friends. Definitelly one of my favorite places of Ohau!
Check back later for the other 2 layouts!
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