This past summer I had the opportunity to go on a school trip to Kauai. Throughout the trip there were many memorable moments. One of the moments that sticks out was when I got to swim with and shoot photos of turtles. We hiked down to Queens Bath, on the north shore of Kauai. The weather was perfect and the surf was small and perfect for diving. The water was perfectly clear and as I looked beneath the surface I could see all the way to the bottom. The water was warm, and felt like bath water in comparison to the water back home in San Diego. Only a foot below me I saw a turtle swim, and I lifted up my camera and took a photo. Immediately after, two more turtles swam only a couple feet besides me. I was in awe at how beautiful the turtles were and how well they blended in with the landscape underwater. The greenish brown color of the turtle’s shell blended in with the rocks and coral. The sunlight pierced through the water illuminating the turtle’s shells. At that moment I realized how much life there was underwater. It seemed like a whole other world was alive beneath the surface. This experience reminded me how lucky I am to visit places like this and experience how beautiful the earth is. I am glad I have photos I can look back at to remind me of this experience and how amazing this moment was.
Cody Wallace, Staff Writer
I have attended the Rock since first grade and am part of the football team. I enjoy taking photos and being outdoors