Thursday, October 19, 2017

Splashing Around

http://www.tropicallight.com/water/dolphins/19oct17dolphins/19oct17dolphins.html

http://www.tropicallight.com/water/dolphins/19oct17dolphins/19oct17dolphins.html
 I got to splash around with some triathletes and spinner dolphins this morning. There was even a baby dolphin keeping a watchful eye on us.

Click HERE for several more photos from today's ocean adventure.

http://www.tropicallight.com/water/dolphins/19oct17dolphins/19oct17dolphins.html

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Fishy Swim


I saw lots and lots of fishies on my ocean swim this morning, and a Hawksbill turtle as well. The Spinner Dolphins, however, waited until I was back on shore before passing by.


Monday, October 16, 2017

Plumeria


One of many Plumeria clusters seen on my morning walk. I like the way the sunlit groups of flowers stand out from the dark leafy background.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Flounder Transformation

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http://www.tropicallight.com/swim1/15oct17sm/15oct17sm.html
This morning's ocean swim started with challenges from the get-go: big wind chop, cloudy water and sky, and broken goggles.

But the water was delightfully warm, it cleared up and we got to watch a Flounder transform before our eyes.

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

http://www.tropicallight.com/swim1/15oct17sm/15oct17sm.html

Friday, October 13, 2017

Not a Designer


 I photographed the same home more than a decade apart for different clients. Can you tell which is the updated version?

Here's what I don't understand. The old house's kitchen opened onto a grand dining room (bottom photo). The new version has the kitchen opening into two bedrooms and a living area, and the new dining/billiards room is only reachable by going outside and down an open air hallway to another room. Whaaaa?

Can you tell that I'm not a professional designer?


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

How Close is Too Close


 I love, and don't love, how close many of the ocean's larger critters approach as they check me out.

For instance, this Spotted Eagle Ray saw me swim overhead and rose up to meet me. It then circled around me, getting closer with each pass, until I became extremely uncomfortable. No harm was done and I got some nice photos, but still...


Monday, October 9, 2017

Make Some Calls


It started out as another perfect morning on Maui when my phone rang and my brother told me that my father just discovered that he has lymphoma. I guess it's time for me to make some calls.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Another Jen Celebration

http://www.tropicallight.com/swim1/08oct17sm/08oct17sm.html

http://www.tropicallight.com/swim1/08oct17sm/08oct17sm.html
 This morning the Maui Pink Cap swimmers gathered to celebrate Jen's birthday as a group.

Conditions were exquisite and many sea turtles were encountered along the way.

Click HERE for more photos from today's adventure.

http://www.tropicallight.com/swim1/08oct17sm/08oct17sm.html

Friday, October 6, 2017

Dappled Shadows


One of my favorite short walks is into the shady woods at La Perouse bay. The transition from scorching sun to cool dappled shadows always surprises me.

Plus the wild goats are back.


Thursday, October 5, 2017

Perseverance Wins

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http://www.tropicallight.com/swim1/05oct17LP/05oct17LP.html
 This morning we celebrated Jen's birthday with a swim out to the Aquarium.

Conditions were perfect . . . until the return. On the way back winds were howling, waves were crashing, and Doug and Rosanne were in heaven. The rest of us persevered and won our way through.

Click HERE for more photos of today's adventure.

http://www.tropicallight.com/swim1/05oct17LP/05oct17LP.html

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Vog is Gone


Trade winds are back, the vog is gone, and the ocean is still warm and beautiful.

It has been fun keeping track of the various dispersed whale bones as they decay on the ocean floor.


Sunday, October 1, 2017

Clear and Flat


 This morning the ocean was clear and flat, which are absolutely perfect conditions for swimming. We didn't see many critters; but that didn't matter because it was, once again, all about the swim.

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