There were lots of turtles out and about this morning, especially at my beach. And since my beach is a very popular snorkeling spot, the turtles are accustomed to people and often swim right up to them.
I was called by the siren song of humpback whales out into deeper water as well. While I did not see any whales, I was lucky enough to find a spotted eagle ray cruising the bottom.
No, it is not a volcanic eruption. Nor is it a bomb blast.
No, Maui still allows the primitive sugar cane harvesting method of burning entire cane fields. Fortunately, we are told, this method does no harm to the environment because the trade winds blow the toxic smoke away.
This morning's servicing of my automobile brought me to Kihei's Kalama Park. It has been a couple of years since I've been to this oceanfront park situated on rocky breakwaters. And I was surprised to discover most of the park is now fronted by sandy beach. When did this happen?
And who can resist the Number 14 at Kihei Caffe? Not me.
From shore this morning I watched a pod of dolphins swim past and then two different groups of whales. But from in the ocean I only saw this tailless Eagle Ray and a group of turtles who seemed to be dancing with each other. Perhaps it was a mating dance but I'm pretty sure it was not a Texas Two-Step (they weren't wearing hats or boots so it couldn't have been a two-step).
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