For my friends in Chicago who reported seeing snow flurries and big winter waves this morning, things were a little bit nicer here on Maui. At least I think they are, although the water temperature is down to eighty degrees now.
Uh oh, the ocean is slowly beginning to cool off. It won't be much longer before I'm back to wearing my wetsuit once again. But I am still savoring every moment of the warmth while it lasts. Lucky sea turtles, they're cold blooded and don't care one way or another.
Maui Dreams Dive Company held their annual Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest this morning off Keawakapu beach. I counted about twenty-five SCUBA divers who managed to skillfully carve some truly creative designs. The one which used luncheon meat for a tongue and olives for the eyes was my favorite.
I'm a guy who likes to get out into the ocean several times each week and interact with the creatures I encounter there. I often swim with dolphins, sharks, rays, and whales. Check out my photos on my website: www.TropicalLight.com