You will never forget your first taste of salty ocean water. It’s a bit of a shock. Or it was for me anyway. And that’s coming from someone who swam in salt water pools at state swim meets growing up. Someone who’s mother made them gargle salt water when they had a sore throat. Maybe I had just forgotten over the years but that first taste of salty water on our early morning snorkeling trip to Molokini woke me right up.