Thursday, September 17, 2009

Snorkeling on Santa Cruz

One thing I have particularly looked forward to on this trip is snorkeling in the kelp forests of Southern California. I grew up down here, and skindiving was one of my earliest outdoor pursuits. Since then I've been lucky to dive in a lot of tropical areas, but this area still holds special memories. The water here is cold enough to need a wetsuit, but the underwater colors and shapes are a rich reward for a little shivering!