Sunday, February 7, 2016

And Then There Were Two


 We moved the swim a few miles south this morning due to a stiff north breeze blowing across the ocean.

Even so, Jonathan and I were the only ones to actually go out swimming, and are we ever happy that we did.

The water was spectacularly clear, there was no surge at all, and we were surprised to discover that we were warmer underwater than we had been on shore. How sad that everyone else missed out on a great swim.


Saturday, February 6, 2016

Frozen Maui Wonderland


 Here's a sight I don't experience on Maui often. Our small ponds froze over last night in the bitter cold.

Okay, just kidding. Although it did get down into the sixties [brrr].

These are salt water puddles which are drying up and leaving salt crystals.


Friday, February 5, 2016

Floating Bicycles


 The newest toy at the Andaz resort is the floating bicycle (I do not know what they are actually called). The pedals turn a bicycle chain which drives a propeller, not the expected paddle wheel.

Beach weather continues to be spectacular, not at all our usual windy winter weather.

But it is still cool enough to make brunch on the beach a great experience.


Thursday, February 4, 2016

Sea Turtle Viewing


Water clarity was surprisingly bad this morning, but sea turtle viewing was excellent.


Monday, February 1, 2016

New Skill Set


 Because I specialize in Architectural Photography, and my area of expertise was interiors, I didn't used to feel comfortable shooting outdoor areas.

But thanks to the practice this blog has given me, I'm actually having fun working outside. And my clients like my new skills as well.


Sunday, January 31, 2016

Aloha Nancy

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 It was a blast having visitors to show around this morning. But even better was having Nancy back with us again. We've missed you, Nancy.

Click HERE for more photos from this morning's ocean swim with the Maui Pink Cap Swimmers.

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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Ready to Live


 Century Plants, also known as American Aloe, cover a hill near my house. They are impressive to see in person because the flower stalks are twenty to thirty feet tall. Also interesting is that each of the flower clusters develops into a group of baby century plants with leaves and roots, ready to live on their own once they drop to the ground.