Friday, December 30, 2016

Moo Noo Koo

 It is good to see Humuhumunukunukuapua'a open once again.

This high-end seafood(ish) restaurant is named after the state fish, and one of the fun words we all learn to pronounce after moving here. Hoo moo hoo moo noo koo noo koo ah poo ah ah.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Blending In

Three small inquisitive sea turtles swam up to check us out this morning.

This octopus soon changed to solid brown, jetted off, and blended in with different coral in different colors.

Lots of fishies did not mind our presence at all today.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Half Million Dollars

 Because Maui is so very far from pretty much anywhere, we get very few private yachts. So it was a special treat this morning to see the Invictus just off shore.

A quick search online found that it is available for rent for a mere half-million dollars per week. It sleeps 12, so that works out to a mere $6000 per person per night.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

In One Piece

The paddlers of this outrigger canoe did not time their beach landing exactly right. At least they did manage to get it to shore in one piece.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Santa Can Swim
 Santa paid a visit to the Maui Pink Cap swimmers on Christmas day after he finished his evening rounds. He even joined us for our ocean swim.

Click HERE for lots more photos from Sunday's swim.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Another Swim with Mermaids

 Maui's Mermaids allowed me and a couple others to join them for an ocean swim this morning. Forget the dolphins, I would rather swim with mermaids any day.

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

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Great Getting

I always feel great getting back into the ocean, but especially when the water is as clear as it was today.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Blow Hard

The wind which made for such an exciting swim yesterday, also managed to topple a few trees in my neighborhood.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

True Adventure
 The Maui Pink Cap Swimmers were seriously considering not swimming this morning due to howling winds.

However, this group cannot be kept down and we headed out from two opposite locations to meet in the middle. The tough conditions made it a true adventure swim, and who doesn't love a good adventure?

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

Friday, December 16, 2016

Some of that Spirit

How did it sneak up so suddenly?

Well, the holidays are upon us, and now that our tree is up, I'm even  feeling some of that spirit.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Only Friendly Critters

Several Green Sea Turtles were happily munching away at algae growing on the rocks this morning. They don't seem to mind getting tossed about by waves in the shallow water; I guess when you've got a shell like theirs, banging onto rocks is no big deal.

This part of the coast was closed yesterday due to a shark sighting, but all I saw were friendly critters today.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

My Wimpy Arms

 I have a hard enough time lifting my coffee mug in the morning (it is a big mug) that I can't even imagine what my wimpy arms might do if I were to attempt a handstand.

I see all kinds of attire on our beaches.

Holiday decorations Maui style.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Poetry Slamming Mermaids
 I was lucky enough to get to swim with Mermaids at La Perouse this morning. And even more fortunate to experience a small poetry slam at the Aquarium.  What a great life I have.

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

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Happy Birthday Rosanne
The Maui Pink Cap Swimmers had clear ocean waters and even some sunshine to help us celebrate Rosanne's birthday this morning. What a great day.

Click HERE for more photos from today's swim.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Hardly Anyone

The beach is usually crowded during my morning walks, but not today for some reason. I really could not figure out why I had the place pretty much to myself.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Open Fins

I have been avoiding swimming since I've been back on Maui, mostly because of the cooler winter water. Well, really because I'm an unmotivated wimp.

Even so, my fishie friends welcomed me back this morning with open fins.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Easy Going

The fact that flower petals are strewn before me as I walk provides an accurate description of my life. How could my life possibly be any better?

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Gray Day
 The ocean is becoming a little chillier and the unusual lack of sun this morning did not make getting going any easier, but conditions were great for a fun swim.

Click HERE for a few more photos from today's outing with the Maui Pink Cap Swimmers.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Fun Design

I got to photograph another home today decorated by a really fun designer. I love my job.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

60 is It
 The Maui Pink Cap Swimmers celebrated Shaun & Kevin's 60th birthdays today with an ocean swim. I am amazed at how many members of our group are the exact same age.

Click HERE for several more photos of this morning's swim and the critters we met...

Friday, November 25, 2016


 The Mermaids dragged me kicking and screaming out into the ocean yesterday, and boy am I glad they did.

The water was clear and fish and adventures were abundant. I am truly thankful for such good friends who care about me.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Happy Birthday Jonathan
 I got to help Jonathan celebrate his 41st birthday this morning with a beautiful ocean swim.

It is so very good to be back on Maui.

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