Tuesday's photoshoot was of two residences on the ocean in Napili where I was invited to spend the night.
I'm sure they did not understand why I looked at them like they were crazy. But why would I want to spend the night anywhere but at my own home on the ocean? I never tire of being able to walk out my front door and down a few steps to the beach. After processing photos on my computer all day today, I just remembered where I was, took the short stroll, laid on the warm sand for a bit, then took a refreshing dip in the warm Pacific waters. I am fully revived and grateful. What a life.
My thanks to Scott and Anita for pointing out this Spotted Eagle Ray to me during my ocean swim this morning. This one was hot on the trail of a yummy crab which had burrowed into the sand. The fish were hoping for any stray bits which might happen to float their way.
Wailea Ike Drive is now at the height of Monkeypod season. The large dark brown pods fall from the trees by the bazillions and when they are run over they exude a sticky, oily goop. Though I can't deny that the trees are beautiful and well worth a month of mess.
Thank goodness for the ocean. I have been spending waaaaaayyyyyyy too much time working. Although I'm also glad that I did not see anything very interesting on this morning's ocean swim, because I really do not have the time to process a bunch of dolphin photos.
Here's a new one on me. This lizard, an anole I assume, was on a rock surrounded by water. I'm guessing it crawled out in pursuit of prey while the tide was out and was now trapped on its tiny lava island. Or can they swim? Anybody know?
The kids played in the splash pool this morning. We find that if you get right up against the cliffs, when big waves crash they throw us up into the air. Lynne even managed to get completely out of the water at one spot, but I was too much of a fraidy-cat to get close enough to get a photo. Maybe next time.
As I was walking past this popular SCUBA spot two days ago, one of the SCUBA groups yelled out to me, "Hey, we have a question for you."
I walked over to them and they asked, "Do SCUBA bubbles really smell?"
Uh oh, someone's been reading my blog. And apparently one of my posts (click HERE) had made them self-conscious, because they told me that they now always brush their teeth right before going on a dive.
And my answer? Poetic license (or in English, not usually).
The Wailea Marriott's newish "Serenity" pool is quite attractive. The four little "island" pavilions are a bit ostentatious, but fun nonetheless. And, unlike so many clueless homeowners around here, they actually keep the landscaping below the pool in check so that while you are in the pool the infinity edge actually seems to spill over into the ocean. Well done, Marriott.
If you see the view below as you are driving, then you are almost at my house. Make the first right as you head up the hill and you will be here.
Spiny Lobster carapaces often wash ashore on our beach. This evening I stumbled across the shells of two of these brightly colored creatures.
The colors weren't too far removed from those of the sunset going on at the same time. Our spectacular sunsets are so commonplace that I don't even notice them anymore. Thank goodness I was desperate for a blog post (I've been so busy with work that I had forgotten all about my blog).
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