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View from a Hawaiian Submarine

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Looking out from the Hawaiian transport to the submarine

Looking back onto the beach

Surfers by the submarine

Looking at Diamondhead from the submarine transport boat

Looking back on Waikiki beach

enjoying the view from the transport

A beautiful sunny day for a boat ride

making waves

Looking at Diamondhead from the transport boat

Flying the flags

birds-eye-view from the transport boat

Further from shore

They mistakenly thought that they found diamonds on Diamondhead

a boat that marks the submarine site

The submarine is surfacing

Coming to the surface

up close

out at sea

preparing to enter the submarine

Down the hatch

One of our compatriots preparing to descend into the sub

final glimpse of the beach as we are descending into the sub

colour begins to change as we descend

Looking out the submarine windows

At 100 feet down, everything looks blue

underwater life

Looking out the submarine window

Reefs created to give safe habitat to smaller fish

The fish are drawn to these shelters

Strategically located to rebuild fish life

not what I would have expected, but certainly effective

fellow submariners

joyfully blue at 100 feet down

a sunken ship which serves as a fish habitat

No, this is not the Titanic 😉

My navy frogman uncle Don used to dive for sunken treasure in the Caribbean

It is interesting how underwater life reshapes sunken ships

Holding my breath until I turn blue

As we ascend, the blue colour is starting to become lighter

quite an underwater adventure

no mermaids in sight

The colours are gradually returning as we are coming back up

A final underwater ship

Definitely shipwrecked

Back up top

Saying ‘farewell’ to our sub

Heading back to shore

Flags flying as we head back to the beach

Our sub resubmerged with its next group of curious tourists

Back on shore after our submarine adventure

-The sequel book Restoring Health: body, mind and spirit is available online with Amazon.com in both paperback and ebook form. In Canada, Amazon.ca has the book available in paperback and ebook.

It is also posted on Amazon UK (paperback and ebook ), Amazon France (paperback and ebook), and Amazon Germany (paperback and ebook).

Restoring Health is also available online on Barnes and Noble in both paperback and Nook/ebook form.  Nook gives a sample of the book to read online.

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To receive a signed copy within North America, just send a $20 cheque (USD/CAN) to ED HIRD, 1008- 555 West 28th Street, North Vancouver, BC, V7N 2J7, Canada.

– In order to obtain a signed copy of the prequel book Battle for the Soul of Canada, please send a $18.50 cheque to ‘Ed Hird’, #1008-555 West 28th Street, North Vancouver, BC V7N 2J7. For mailing the book to the USA, please send $20.00 USD.  This can also be done by PAYPAL using the e-mail ed_hird@telus.net . Be sure to list your mailing address. The Battle for the Soul of Canada e-book can be obtained for $9.99 CDN/USD.

-Click to download a complimentary PDF copy of the Battle for the Soul study guide :  Seeking God’s Solution for a Spirit-Filled Canada

You can also download the complimentary Leader’s Guide PDF: Battle for the Soul Leaders Guide

Glad to be back on dry ground

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Author: edhird

I am the Rector of St. Simon's Church North Vancouver, B.C., having served there since 1987. Ordained in 1980, I have also served at St. Philip's Vancouver and St. Matthew's Abbotsford. My wife Janice and I have three sons James, Mark, and Andrew. I was the Past President and Chaplain for Alpha Canada. While serving as the National Chair for Anglican Renewal Ministries of Canada, I was one of three co-signers of the Montreal Declaration of Anglican Essentials http://www3.telus.net/st_simons/arm05.htm For the past 26 years, I have been privileged to write over 400 articles as a columnist on spiritual issues for local North Vancouver newspapers. In the last number of years, I have had the opportunity to lead conferences and retreats in Honduras, Rwanda, Washington State, BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Newfoundland, and Toronto. My new sequel Restoring Health: body, mind and spirit, with a foreword by Dr JI Packer, is online with Amazon.com in both paperback http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/097820221X/ref=redir_mdp_mobile and ebook form http://tiny.cc/tanhmx . In Canada, Amazon.ca has it available in paperback http://tiny.cc/dknhmx and ebook http://tiny.cc/wmhmmx . It is also posted on Amazon UK (paperback and ebook ), Amazon France (paperback and ebook), and Amazon Germany (paperback and ebook). Restoring Health is also available online on Barnes and Noble in both paperback and Nook/ebook form. Nook gives a sample of the book to read online: http://tiny.cc/vj3bmx . Indigo also offers the Kobo ebook version: http://tiny.cc/kreonx . You can also obtain it through ITunes as an IBook: http://tiny.cc/1ukiox The book 'Restoring Health: body, mind and spirit' focuses on strengthening a new generation of healthy leaders. Drawing on examples from Titus' healthy leadership in the pirate island of Crete, it shows how North Americans can embrace a holistically healthy life. In order to obtain a copy of the prequel book 'Battle for the Soul of Canada', please send a $18.50 cheque to 'Ed Hird', #1008-555 West 28th Street, North Vancouver, BC V7N 2J7. For mailing the book to the USA, please send $20.00 USD. For more info, please click on www3.telus.net/st_simons/nsnews030.html

2 thoughts on “View from a Hawaiian Submarine

  1. Dear Sir,
    I am relatively new to twitter and social media in general. I have heard good things about you and your work for the Lord in North Vancouver. I hope to visit there sometime this year (Lord-willing). These photo’s make me jealous of your holiday to Hawai’i. Have you seen the new Christian movie “Soul Surfer”?
    Looks live a great spot to live in, eh? Aloha, mate! Psalm 133 (Ecce Quam Bonum)

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  2. My sons have seen the movie and enjoyed it. I look forward to doing so myself.

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