Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Colorful Morning

This was one of the most vibrant rainbows I've seen in a long time. 

The beach floaties were pretty colorful too. 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Feels Like Flying


 Maui's Mermaids (and friends) took me on a fun swim through clear water this morning.

When the ocean is this clear, swimming feels like flying. Wheeeeeee


Monday, November 13, 2017

Great Clouds


 The clouds were unusually spectacular this morning even though we had no rain and bountiful sunshine.

Maui no ka oi


Sunday, November 12, 2017

Pacific Ocean et al

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The Maui Pink Cap Swimmers joined together with the Pacific Ocean to welcome Patti and Janet back to Maui.

Conditions were great, critters were plentiful and much fun was had by all.

Click HERE for many more photos of this morning's adventures.

http://www.tropicallight.com/swim1/12nov17sm/12nov17sm.html

Friday, November 10, 2017

Soaring


The ladies were flying high on another outing at Keoneoio this morning.

In fact, I was once again struggling to keep up. Fun, though.


Thursday, November 9, 2017

Lapping Nectar


This gecko must have refined taste, since it chose to lap nectar from a pink ginger this morning. Yum.


Wednesday, November 8, 2017

They're Back


Look who's back on Maui!

And are we ever happy to see them again.


Even a Manta Ray did a quick swim-by to say Hello.


Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Comfort and Discomfort


 In the ocean I have no reluctance whatsoever in asking complete strangers to pose for my camera. On land I am terrified to even ask. Interesting how the mind works (or doesn't work in my case).

Click HERE for several more photos from this morning's ocean swim.


Monday, November 6, 2017

Too Boring


As a rule, I usually post to this blog photos which I've taken that same day.

I found today's photos of my beach walk downright boring, so here are a couple from the sunset a couple of evenings ago.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Manta and the Pink Caps

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 A friendly Manta Ray kept the Maui Pink Cap Swimmers well entertained this morning.

The beautiful clear water was an added bonus, and it was still warm too.

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

http://www.tropicallight.com/swim1/05nov17sm/05nov17sm.html

Friday, November 3, 2017

Friendly Creatures

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My buddy, Bruce, came out to greet Maui's Mermaids (and friends) this morning.

We were also met by lots of turtles, fishies and a spotted eagle ray.

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

http://www.tropicallight.com/swim1/03nov17sm/03nov17sm.html

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Perfect Beginning


 Maui's Mermaids (and friends) got me out into the ocean for a beautiful swim this morning.

What a great way to begin the day.


Monday, October 30, 2017

Magical Transport


 I was hacking my way through the jungle about two miles from my house this morning when I stumbled across this amazing vista. I loved the way the light came streaming down through the trees.

Jungle (you may ask)? Two miles from my house? It might have had something to do with this fairy ring that I walked through on my way (bottom photo).


Sunday, October 29, 2017

Colorful Critters

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Once we got away from shore this morning, the ocean was surprisingly clear.

Kimi found a Triton (middle photo), a critical component of Crown of Thorns control.

This Sea Star (bottom photo)  was running as fast as it could in an effort to keep up with us.

Click HERE for more photos from today's adventures.

http://www.tropicallight.com/swim1/29oct17sm/29oct17sm.html

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Underwater Carving


This morning Maui's SCUBA divers were out in the ocean competing in the annual Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest. These were a few of my favorites.


Friday, October 27, 2017

Zen State of Mind

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http://www.tropicallight.com/water/dolphins/27oct17dolphins/27oct17dolphins.html
 This morning nine Spinner Dolphins approached me during my ocean swim, then kept quietly swimming back and forth below and along side me. They were not at all interactive today, which was fine with me; I enjoyed it and kind of got into their zen state of mind.

Click HERE for more photos from today's swim.

http://www.tropicallight.com/water/dolphins/27oct17dolphins/27oct17dolphins.html

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Screaming Color


 My niece has challenged me to post 7 black and white photos in 7 days on Facebook, which is why this blog has begun to be less colorful.

But the wild Lilikoi flowers (top photo) screamed to be in color, so I gave in.


Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Sunshine and Lollypops


Not all days are sunshine and lollypops, but here on Maui most are just that.

The middle photo is one of many puddles I had to step around on my morning walk.

The bottom photo is a droplet covered hibiscus flower.