Sunday, August 31, 2014

Not As Feared

http://www.tropicallight.com/swim1/31aug14sm/31aug14sm.html

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 Despite pre-swim trepidations about high surf and bad ocean conditions, we had a great time this morning.

In fact, once we got away from shore, the water was clear and flat and glorious.

Click HERE for more photos from today's ocean swim.

http://www.tropicallight.com/swim1/31aug14sm/31aug14sm.html

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Rose Petals Galore


I guess the current fad with outdoor weddings is going over the top with rose petals. And the wedding organizers are leaving the petals in place afterward for everyone else to appreciate. They are naturally biodegradable after all.


Friday, August 29, 2014

Would You Like a Turtle Wax with Your Wash?


Small fish eat algae and parasites, and turtles and bigger fish get a full makeover at cleaning stations. Everybody benefits.


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Five Months

http://www.tropicallight.com/water/dolphins/26aug14dolphins/26aug14dolphins.html

http://www.tropicallight.com/water/dolphins/26aug14dolphins/26aug14dolphins.html
 It has been over five months since Maui's Spinner Dolphins have joined me on one of my ocean swims. Five Months! Unbelievable!

It was wonderful being surrounded by them this morning. I have missed them.

Click HERE for a few more photos from today's swim.

http://www.tropicallight.com/water/dolphins/26aug14dolphins/26aug14dolphins.html

Monday, August 25, 2014

Lanai Birthday Adventure

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 We got to celebrate Evelyn's birthday yesterday with a day full of adventures.

After an early morning ferry trip across the channel, we had fun combating big waves and white water in a swim out to Sweetheart Rock off Lanai. Then came the big lunch spread followed by gifts and ono desserts. Once back on Maui, we hit Lahaina - hard.

Click HERE for a few more photos from Sunday's celebration.

http://www.tropicallight.com/swim1/24aug14lanai/24aug14lanai.html

Friday, August 22, 2014

Kites and Stars


I went out to photograph the Milky Way with some people from the Maui Camera Club last night. While waiting for the sun to set, we were entertained by several Kite Surfers.

Then once the sky darkened I got very lucky and caught shooting stars on two out of the three exposures I took.

I love living on Maui.


Thursday, August 21, 2014

baguette bistro


This is our newest favorite little restaurant in South Maui. Even though it is the middle of a generally unsightly light industrial district, we somehow get the feel of being in a tropical jungle each time we go there.
Plus the food is good.