It has been raining here for the last week and Gordo & Dino have been itching to get out of the house before winter starts.
They fattened up on “Thanksgiving treats” to build up their winter coats before the snow begins to fall.
We snorkeled late afternoon on the Kona Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii with manta rays. People have said that snorkeling with manta rays could be dangerous but manta rays don’t have stingers like sting rays or eagle rays. But keep in mind, they are still wild animals and need to be treated with respect.
The Big Island of Hawaii is the youngest and largest island in the Hawaiian chain with dramatic climate contrasts across its seven regions.
It has the most active volcano on earth: Kilauea, which is located within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (HVNP).
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (HVNP) was established on August 1, 1916 and encompasses the Mauna Loa summit area, Kahuku Ranch, Ola’ a Rain Forest and Kilauea Volcano’s summit, south flank, and east and southwest rift zones. HVNP was recognized as an international Biosphere Reserve in 1980 for its unique scenic and scientific value and became World Heritage site in 1987.
The Big Island of Hawaii is a place for serious adventurers where you can explore exotic black sand beaches, snorkel with manta rays and many other type of marine life, and go on many other unique eco adventures.
Filmed at Kahalu’u Beach Park and Honaunau Bay-“Two Step” (proper name: Pae’a).
“Two-Step” is really amazing. It is difficult to get out of the water.
Hawai’i has 75% of all the coral in the United States. Over 5,000 species of tropical fish, of which over 500 are found only in Hawai’i, making snorkeling and diving very special.
Hawai’i island often called the “Big Island”, is the largest and tallest of the main Hawaiian islands. It is 95 miles long (N-S) and 79 miles across (E-W), with a total area of 4,028 square miles. Its land area is larger than all the other islands combined. Its highest elevation is 13, 796 feet at Pu’u Wēkiu on the Summit of Mauna Kea.
Just north of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, our adventure began in an area named Manta Heaven. As we put on our gear and approached the boats edge, the water lit up with a surreal glow.
What we were about to experience, was something we will never forget.
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, snorkeling, manta rays, diving, plankton, snorkel or dive with Manta Rays at night, Big Island.
An English Bulldog and a French Bulldog Playing Together
Simon and Gordo interacted under our supervision at all times. This is the first time Simon got to play with Gordo and we did not allow any rough play. They enjoyed their time together.
Shingletown, California, situated in the Cascade Mountain Range in Shasta County, is a little town, near Lassen Volcanic National Park.
Shingletown has a history of logging large timber, including pine, fir and cedar. It is also known as “The Gateway to Lassen”.
Molly is totally flirting with Gordo but he is playing hard to want.
Gordo is having fun Carmel Beach (a dog friendly off leash beach in California).
Dino and Gordo and all their play-buddies are inseparable friends.
Gordo having fun at the Ranch
Gordo & Meatball getting to know each other.
RV Traveling with Dino & Gordo to Arroyo Burro (a dog friendly off leash beach in Santa Barbara, California).
Dino, a White Golden Retriever is having fun at Arroyo Burro (a dog friendly off leash beach in Santa Barbara, California).
Gordo meets the love of his life at the park
There is a snow storm and our dogs have not been able to get out of the cabin… Their mental health condition is officially scaring us.
Gordo is fighting his sleep, trying not to get cozy but he soon looses his battle to stay awake.
Took our English Bulldog in for a check up. Don’t let the sad whining and crying fool you. Gordo nor any other animal or human were harmed in the making of this film.
Gordo learning how surf. He has always enjoyed being out in the water whether body-surfing or going for a swim.
Today, he battled through the surf with great enthusiasm (with a little bit of help from some new friends) to ride the waves like a pro.