Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Clearing

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The ocean water is finally, finally clearing up after over a week of poor visibility. Finally!

I wasn't the only one happy about the improved conditions, Maui's Mermaids were also quite pleased.

Click HERE for more photos from this morning's ocean adventure.

http://www.tropicallight.com/swim1/14aug18LP/14aug18LP.html


Monday, August 13, 2018

In Spite

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In spite of terribly poor visibility yesterday, the Maui Pink Cap swimmers ventured forth in search of clear water. And succeeded, to a limited extent. 

But it really didn't matter. We manage to have fun no matter what.

Click HERE for more photos from Sunday's ocean swim (including our newest addition).

http://www.tropicallight.com/swim1/12aug18sm/12aug18sm.html

Friday, August 10, 2018

Hazy Joy

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In the aftermath of Hurricane Hector there are still some big waves rolling in and stirring up the ocean floor, so visibility wasn't too hot this morning. In fact I almost got out of the ocean, but then I was briefly visited by about eight Spinner Dolphins including a cute little baby dolphin.

Click HERE for more photos from today's brief encounter.

http://www.tropicallight.com/water/dolphins/10aug18dolphins/10aug18dolphins.html

Monday, August 6, 2018

Off-Island Adventure

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 Yesterday, a bunch of Maui's Pink Cap Swimmers headed over to the neighboring island of Lanai to celebrate Anne's birthday.

After a challenging swim around Sweetheart Rock, and out into deep water, we devoured delicious chocolate/coffee cake. And took naps. A full swimmers triathlon (swim, eat, nap) was successfully achieved!

Click HERE for lots more photos from Sunday's adventures.

http://www.tropicallight.com/swim1/05aug18lanai/05aug18lanai.html

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Amusing People


What I found amusing on this morning's walk was watching this older woman clearly checking out the young muscle guy.


Friday, August 3, 2018

Blood in the Water


I watched as this Spotted Eagle Ray munched on a large broken piece of coral this morning. Then, suddenly, a large amount of blood began billowing into the water, and the ray swam quietly off. I guess the hunt was successful.


Thursday, August 2, 2018

Nicest


I meet the nicest people out in the ocean. And that's a good thing too, because a group of dolphins swam right by us without even stopping to say, "Hi." What snobs!