North America has ancient burial mounds. Central America and Egypt have pyramids. And Maui has WWII bunkers. Seventy years later, we still have lots and lots of bunkers. Oh, and the treasures they hold are beyond measure...
The Maui Pink Cap Swimmers had a few first-time visitors with us on this choppy morning. But, hey, a challenge (like rough ocean water) keeps things interesting.It also helps us get enough salt in our diets (lots of unintentional gulps of seawater).
If it's not dolphins or turtles, then it is SCUBA divers. And we saw lots and lots of SCUBA divers this morning. Which kept us entertained, since we didn't see much of anything else. But we did get some great exercise in beautiful conditions, so there's that.
My buddy, Scott, and I were briefly joined on our ocean swim this morning by over one hundred Spinner Dolphins.
About time, too, since I was wondering if I needed to change the name of my blog. The dolphins seem to have been avoiding me the past seven months, but they were playful and friendly this morning. All is right in the world once again.
Carpenter Bees are truly "Bumble" bees because of the way they are constantly bouncing off everything in their path, including people. They're called carpenter bees because they dig into wood (and plastic made to look like wood) to make their nests. They're a bit intimidating because they are HUGE, but gentle - I've never heard of anyone ever being stung by one. The one above is gathering nectar and pollen from a wild lilikoi (passionfruit) flower.
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