Thursday, August 17, 2017

Birthday Adventures


I got to help celebrate several birthdays Tuesday on the island of Lanai.

Maui's Mermaids (and friends) were there in force for a wonderful, waterful day.

Click HERE for more photos of the day's adventures.


Sunday, August 13, 2017

People and More People


After two weeks of abundant wildlife, the Maui Pink Cap swimmers saw not much more than people, people and more people on our weekly swim this morning.

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


Saturday, August 12, 2017

Unsuspecting Populace


 Unsuspecting populace.

Resourceful new dad.

Perfect beach day.


Friday, August 11, 2017

Float and Watch


 I love swimming in the ocean even more at this time of year. While the water is not usually as clear as in the winter, it is warm, warm, warm. So I don't feel driven to keep moving to stay warm, and can lazily float and watch all kinds of underwater critters as they swim by.


Thursday, August 10, 2017

Two Selfies plus Color


 Just a few random shots from my beach walk this morning.

This tree perch is always a popular spot for selfies.

This family was doing a self portrait with use of a tripod. My apologies for stealing focus as I walked by.

And always lots of color along the shore.


Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Wind Chimes and Mermaids


 I had a delightful run-in with a few Mermaids on my ocean swim this morning. They're everywhere.

The way Emperorfish school vertically makes me think of wind chimes rotating in the breeze.

These are fresh turtle tracks in the sand. We now have three nests this season all within a hundred yards of each other.


Monday, August 7, 2017

Anne's Birthday Swim with the Rays

http://www.tropicallight.com/swim1/06aug17sm/06aug17sm.html

http://www.tropicallight.com/swim1/06aug17sm/06aug17sm.html
 The Maui Pink Cap Swimmers celebrated Anne's Birthday with visits from at least six different Spotted Eagle Rays and at least two different Manta Rays, plus all the other usual suspects.

Click HERE for more photos of the people and critters who were part of the fun.

http://www.tropicallight.com/swim1/06aug17sm/06aug17sm.html

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Plumeria Time


Summertime seems to also be Plumeria time.

It also seems to be a popular time to visit Wailea beach.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Scoop Formation


 This friendly Manta Ray swam with me this morning.

You can see it in two different modes of operation. Its mouth is closed down while in travel mode (top photo), and opened up into a scoop formation while in feeding mode (bottom photo).


Thursday, August 3, 2017

Mynah


Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Playing Around


Just playing around with photos I took on my walk this morning...


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Birthday Bash in El Salvadore

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http://www.tropicallight.com/swim1/01aug17LP/01aug17LP.html
 Maui's Mermaids celebrated one of their own with a fun birthday swim this morning.

They even introduced me to an idyllic new spot called El Salvadore.

Click HERE for more photos from today's adventures.

http://www.tropicallight.com/swim1/01aug17LP/01aug17LP.html