Tuesday, November 25, 2014

No Brainer


Where would I rather be right now? In the Midwest where I grew up and where it got all the way up to 25 degrees today, or here on Maui where it is now 80 degrees? Ummmm...

All the resorts keep their coconut palm trees well trimmed so that no one gets injured by falling coconuts. Until recently the trees were climbed using spikes on the shoes. Now the prestige method is spikeless trimming so that there aren't any unsightly holes in the tree trunks. It also provides a great abs workout.


Monday, November 24, 2014

Preponderance


 I continue encountering fish in great abundance on the South Maui reefs. I have been making a big deal about the preponderance of fish because I seldom see them in such large numbers. Of course, it helps knowing what to look for because they blend in with the coral amazingly well.


Sunday, November 23, 2014

Utah on Maui


Our hiking group had a small turnout for a last-minute hike this morning, but sometimes smaller is better.

I thought I had known all the fun hikes on Maui, but it turns out that there is an awful lot that I don't know, including even more interesting trails.

I love exploring this island. We have so very many different landscapes and climates, including one this morning which could have been found in Utah.


Thursday, November 20, 2014

They're Everywhere


 There are a lot more of these Lovebirds here in South Maui than I had previously realized. Now that I know what song (well, screech actually) to listen for, I am finding groups of them everywhere.

I really do not know what it is about these buildings on the Wailea golf course which draw my attention, but I am fascinated by their architectural design.

Oh, and the random flower is a Shell Ginger.


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Fish Soup


 I swam through clouds of fish this morning.

I normally see small schools of colorful tropical fish here and there during my ocean swims, but today they numbered in the thousands. Of course, the ultra-clear water helped make them easily visible - often they blend in to the murk and are practically invisible.


Monday, November 17, 2014

Beginning and End


The beginning and end of the day from different vantage points.


Sunday, November 16, 2014

Happy Birthday Josh

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 We had another lovely morning swim in clear, warm ocean water accompanied by the occasional Humpback Whale song. What could be better?

Sam & Josh even came down from their mountain aerie to celebrate Josh's birthday.

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