Sunday, July 23, 2017

Happy Birthday, Danny

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This morning the Maui Pink Cap Swimmers got to help Danny celebrate his birthday out in the ocean, which cooperated with clear, warm, flat water.

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

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Friday, July 21, 2017

Doing Laps


One of our neighbors has generously been allowing Doug to use their pool to get exercise while recovering from foot surgery. Not a bad location.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Better than Mine


Just a couple shots from a photo shoot earlier this week. The home I was photographing has an even better view than my house does.


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Blowing and Crashing


 Swimming with Maui's Mermaids (and hangers-on) is always a huge treat for me. They swim at exactly my pace and like to stick together as a group.

Our return was challenging due to blowing spray and crashing waves, but we all made it.

Our lobsters may lack claws but they more than make up for that deficiency with lots of color.


Sunday, July 16, 2017

Downright Otterish

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 Those Maui Pink Cap Swimmers who were not away on summer vacation, luxuriated in the warm ocean water this morning. In fact some of us were feeling downright otterish.

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Almost a Mile


 Yet another glorious morning on Maui.

My usual walk along the shore includes Keawakapu beach, which is almost a mile in length. All three of today's shots were taken at that beach.


Thursday, July 13, 2017

What Price Paradise?


 People were jumping from the rocks as I swam by this morning; but maybe they should have looked before they leaped. On the climb back up they impaled themselves on nasty sea urchin spines, which cannot be removed. Ouch.

I watched as the turtle on the left (second photo) pushed its way under the turtle under the anchor. It finally manged to dislodge the anchored turtle to get a prime parking spot.


Turtles were vying for prime cleaning spots on Turtle Rock this morning. 


Monday, July 10, 2017

Swan Sighting


 Swans are not native to this part of the world, so it was a treat to see one gliding across the ocean surface this morning.

One of the resorts was holding a painting class along the shore today.


Sunday, July 9, 2017

Lazy July Swim


 Between warm weather and warm water, the fun group of the Maui Pink Cap Swimmers was moving mighty slow this morning. In fact we didn't arrive at the water's edge until the fast group was long, long gone.

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Friday, July 7, 2017

New Friends and Old


 I'm glad the Racoon Butterfly fish are still hanging around.

I met a Hawksbill Turtle I've never seen before.

Plus the usual suspects.


Thursday, July 6, 2017

Delicate & Pretty


The Monkeypod tree produces large, ugly, very, very messy seed pods every spring. So how is it that their flowers are so delicate and pretty?

On the other hand, this Anole wasn't looking very pretty at all. 


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Sooooooooo Good


It felt soooooo good to be back in the ocean this morning.

I've been sidelined by an injury combined with an extraordinary amount of work the past few weeks. Hopefully, everything is now back to normal.


Sunday, June 25, 2017

Delicious


The Maui Pink Cap Swimmers were out doing their thing again this morning (But of course, why wouldn't they? It is Sunday after all.)

The ocean was deliciously warm. Mmmmmmm.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Mermaids at Ahihi and Beyond

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 I had the good fortune of being allowed to join the Maui Mermaids as one of their hangers-on this morning. We began at the only truly black sand beach in South Maui and hugged the shore until we were way, way out.

Ahihi is a marine reserve, so we saw lots and lots of fishies, including some big ones on the periphery of our vision. No one was quite sure of what we had barely glimpsed - and maybe it was better not knowing.

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

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Silky Smooth Embrace

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 The ocean welcomed the Maui Pink Cap Swimmers with a glassy-smooth silken embrace this morning. What a joy skimming along with no resistance.

Besides a few turtles, we encountered some spectacularly purple coral.

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

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Friday, June 9, 2017

Giggling Mermaids


 This morning there were turtles, turtles and more turtles. I easily lost count early in the swim.

There were also joyful mermaids who even came up for air in a water cave along the way.


Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Sadness and Joy


I count myself as being extremely fortunate for getting to swim with Maui's Mermaids (and their hangers-on) this morning.

We were saddened by our encounter with a seriously ill sea turtle, but a Hawaiian chant and some poetry got our hearts soaring again.

Our friendly Shark, who Rosanne has named Don, was moving a little too quickly; I guess it was feeling overwhelmed by so many high-spirited visitors.

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Monday, June 5, 2017

Go With Agave


When all else fails, go with agave.