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.
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.
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.
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