The Green Sea Turtles which hang out in front of my house are so accustomed to snorkelers that they completely ignore us. The one in the middle photo swam right up to me this morning, then pushed me aside with one flipper and swam past.
I guess these things have been around for a while now, but the first time I'd ever seen a Segway Ninebot One E + was in Paris where I saw quite a few. They seemed to be popular among college students as a way to get around. Way cool.
Yet another tropical storm/hurricane is set to miss us completely. Even though a light rain caressed this beach wedding this morning, it is now sunny and beautiful.
The storm track has been adjusted at the last moment, just as they always are. Maui is lucky to be blocked by the immense mountains of the Big Island of Hawaii, which are in the process of deflecting yet another batch of threatening weather.
Most of the Maui Pink Cap Swimmers chose to swim upstream this morning - and fortunately we had a rope assist part of the way.
A wicked current was running south, so many of us chose to begin the swim by heading north instead. We utilized every trick we could think of to make progress, including aiming for and pulling on anchor cables along the way. The swim back was a blissful, easy, gliding superhero kind of swim.
This little Koi pond is one of my favorite rest spots along my morning walk route. I love the mix of shadow and light, and the cool and relaxing feeling I get while there.
Unfortunately, cameras struggle (and fail) when attempting to deal with Maui's harsh, bright sunlight (lower photo). The only way that I've been able to even partially capture the atmosphere of the location is with heavy post-processing (top photo).
I dove down to check out this Spotted Eagle Ray this morning and was caught by surprise when this White Tip Reef Shark swam right by me. They are usually terribly shy and avoid me and my camera, but not this one. It did, however, swim rapidly away once it saw that my camera was aimed its way.
I'm beginning the process of looking through the photographs I took on my recent stay in Italy and France, and am already reminiscing fondly. We stayed in a spacious apartment in Rome just three small blocks beyond the right edge of the top photo, and crossed this pedestrian bridge several times each day and night.
The lower photo was meant for nothing more than a comparison to a similar photo taken while the river was running much higher. I was surprised at the pleasure I derived from gazing upon it - even though it was nothing more than a junk snapshot.
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