Sunday, August 28, 2016

A Gentle Rain Caresses


 My hiking group was caressed by a gentle rain as we tromped through the Makawao forest  this morning.

I love getting up on the mountainside and out of the summer heat down here by the beach.


Saturday, August 27, 2016

If Only


It's always fun seeing Spotted Eagle Rays out in the ocean - they glide gracefully along and make swimming look so very effortless.

If only I could swim like that.


Friday, August 26, 2016

Transecting


Science classes visit our tide pools every year to learn about transecting.

More and more colorful floats have been appearing at the beaches.


Thursday, August 25, 2016

It's the Turtle Wax


I saw lots more turtles out and about on my ocean swim this morning. Some had shells coated with algae while others had shiny clean shells. Maybe it's the turtle wax...

This White Tip Reef Shark seemed huge to me when it swam underneath; so why does it  look so tiny in this photo?


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

A Few More


 Just a few random shots from this morning's walk through the neighborhood.


Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Almost Run Over


I saw lots of Green Sea Turtles on my ocean swim this morning, and they were completely unfazed by my presence. In fact I had to move out of the way of a couple of them to keep from being run over.

The school of thirty Racoon Butterfly Fish were still hanging in the same area as last week.


Sunday, August 21, 2016

Glassy and Warm

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 The Maui Pink Cap Swimmers encountered three Spotted Eagle Rays and one Manta Ray on our ocean swim this morning.

The water was glassy and warm, it was like swimming in a swimming pool, but one with fish and turtles and rays.

Click HERE for more photos from today's swim.

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