Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Did Not Disappoint


 I had a fun swim this morning to an interesting snorkel site called the "Aquarium" with some of the Sunday swimming crowd.

Conditions on the way out and back in were far less than stellar, but the Aquarium itself did not disappoint.

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


Monday, October 20, 2014

Beauty and the Beast

Monkeypod trees produce a huge quantity of large, dark, oily, obnoxious pods every year; it somehow doesn't seem right that their flowers are so pretty and delicate.

Hala trees on the other hand have just the kind of flowers you might expect.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Delicious Breakfast

With Hurricane Ana only a couple hundred miles off-shore, not many people showed up for our weekly ocean swim this morning. And rightly so; with visibility rated poor (or worse), and following on a big shark attack yesterday, we wisely cut the swim short. Breakfast with the movie stars afterward was delicious (sorry, no photos there - celebrity privacy issues).

Friday, October 17, 2014

Non-Event Ana

 Green Sea Turtles were hunkered down this morning in preparation for the arrival of hurricane Ana.

They needn't have worried, even though all the beaches and most everything else on Maui is closed, the storm is predicted to stay far, far away. In fact it was another lovely morning for an ocean swim.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Damsel not Tang

 When swimming over them, these dark fish seem to be nothing more than a shadow moving along the ocean bottom. It was only when I got down close that I realized that they are probably in the Damsel family and not Tang family as I originally thought. Also, from looking at all the debris in the photos, they seem to be pretty aggressive chewers of coral. I love learning new things.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Subtle Shading

Century Plants and Agave are the plants I love to photograph. Something about the curves and subtle shading attracts my eye.

Sunday, October 12, 2014



 Murky water be darned, the Maui Pink Cap Swimmers decided to transcend poor visibility this morning.

Fortunately, things cleared up a bit out in the deeper reaches and we managed to continue down a sweeping current. We all felt like superheros with the current pushing us along, and managed to keep some superpowers in reserve for the grueling return.

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