September in the Rear View.

September’s come and gone. How did that happen? I blame it on Mark Twain. My head was down all month, re-living his escapades in Hawaii. I poured through his 25 dispatches for the Sacramento Union. I dug into his notebooks and letters. I scoured a gem of a book–Mark Twain and Hawaii–by Walter Francis Frear….

Fishwatching: The One that Got Away

There is really only one piece of equipment essential for snorkeling. Technically, you don’t even need a snorkel. Or a swimsuit, for that matter. But you do need a mask. My friend Heather and I had long talked about conducting a REEF survey at Makua on Kauai’s North Shore. So, a couple weeks ago, Heather…