Friday, March 31, 2017

More Dead

 Surf was up and surfers were out again this morning.

But I also noticed that at least two new surfer memorial crosses had been added at the La Perouse surf spot.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Maui Serengeti

Wild cats don't climb trees only on the Serengeti, they do it here on Maui too.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Good Combination

 The combination of high surf and a state holiday, Prince Kuhio Day, brought surfers out in droves again today.

For once, overcrowding on the waves was not a problem as there was no break between sets. It was wave after wave after wave all morning.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Less Clear Birthday

 The Maui Pink Cap Swimmers got to celebrate Janet's birthday with a swim in less than clear water this morning.

Happy Birthday, Janet.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Shining Through

I love the way the setting sun was shining through breaking waves a couple of evenings ago.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Obstacle Course

 Surf is up here in South Maui and surfers are out in droves.

One of the more interesting surf spots is the entrance to the Kihei boat ramp where surfers not only dodge each other, but also harbor markers and boat traffic.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Daisy Daisy

Wildflowers are blooming everywhere after a few recent rain storms. This is not the norm, and I am thoroughly enjoying the color.

Some people appear no matter where I happen to be. Lucky me.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Where I Live

 I live in an amazing place.

Every day is the perfect summer day and I have many, many miles of beach for walking.

Maui No Ka Oi

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Challenging and Fun

 Maui's Mermaids brought me on a beautiful ocean swim this morning.

The wind picked up on the return, making the swim challenging and even more fun.

Click HERE for more photos from today's swim.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Rare and Perfect

Today was what back in the Midwest I would have considered to be a rare, perfect summer day. Of course, on Maui nearly every day is like this.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Early for a Change
 The ocean was glassy and perfect for the Maui Pink Cap Swimmers this morning. And everyone was a little early with the non-change to daylight savings time.

We saw fun critters and zoomed along in the flat water.

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

Friday, March 10, 2017

Use a Ladder

I noticed a photoshoot happening on the beach this morning. The only camera was the one in a drone which hovered just barely overhead. Personally, I would have simply used a ladder to have gotten the same effect.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Mysterious Underwater Movement

 This was the biggest living Cowrie that I have ever seen. After examination it was carefully placed back where it was found.

We were also greeted by a big Manta Ray and, as we approached shore, by a huge school of small fish being chased by a much larger predator fish. Due to poor visibility, and how fast the fish were moving, we weren't even sure what we were seeing at first. Thank goodness the camera was able to clarify matters a bit.

We were happy campers and really glad we went for an ocean swim today.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Mermaids and Manta Ray

 This morning I got to swim with the incomparable Maui Mermaids - and with a playful Manta Ray as well.

We celebrated two birthdays, savored a poetry recital, and basked in a wonderful Mele.

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

Monday, March 6, 2017

Not Huge

 Surf was still up on South Maui shores this morning and surfers were out in force.

Waves were definitely not huge, but everyone seemed to be thoroughly enjoying themselves.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Baby Dolphin Swim
 Nasty conditions at the usual spot led some of the Maui Pink Cap Swimmers (after considerable, lengthy deliberation) to move down the shore to an alternate location.

As we began our swim, we were met by 14 Spinner Dolphins including a very young baby. They also swam up to us on our return.

Click HERE for lots more photos of swimmers and dolphins.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Need for Speed

Now that the storm has passed, we are seeing some spectacular cloud formations over the mountains.

The need for speed. Hydrofoils are used for both big wave surfing and kite surfing, and this belonged to a kite surfer taking advantage of strong southerly winds this morning.