Clear water has returned and I had a glorious ocean swim this morning.
I heard voices as I was swimming around the 500 foot high cinder cone, Pu'u Olai, this morning. A couple of guys were climbing the cinder outcroppings and faces - never a good idea. Fortunately, everything stayed put today.
I've been seeing lots and lots of Cornetfish. This school numbered twenty-four.
What looked at first glance to be the absolutely perfect morning for an ocean swim turned into a painful scramble to be first out of the water.
The Maui Pink Cap Swimmers stumbled into a huge mass of jellyfish, with their tentacles leaving painful welts over almost everyone's exposed areas of skin. Although Howard came in a close second, Lisa won for largest number of most severe stings.
I do not know why we here on Maui's south shore are so consistently lucky, but both hurricanes passed us by without so much as a single drop of rain or gust of wind. So life continues on just as it always does here in paradise...
Once upon a time we used to take family self-portraits using a tripod. No more. The trendy dad brings his drone copter in close to get the job done (top photo).
Professional photographers have been doing "trash the dress" photo shoots after the wedding, but usually while the photographer stands on shore. This guy was a lot more involved, getting into the water with the newlyweds (middle photo).
We had more spectacular skies again last night (bottom photo).
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