Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Cooperative Fish

Dolphins zoomed past me so quickly this morning that I couldn't react fast enough to get their photo. Fortunately, the fishies were more cooperative.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Baby Making

 Forty-four Spinner Dolphins swam past me this morning. They swung around to get a closer look at me, then continued on their way. There were several babies in the group, and some baby-making going on as well.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Back in the Water Again
 Boy oh boy is it ever good to be back on Maui. And even better to be back in the ocean again.

Patty was rocking a new look with ears which helped her hear the nearly continuous serenading by whales.

Click HERE for more photos of Sunday morning's swim.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Traditional Thanksgiving

We fall back on traditional activities at the holidays, like a small bonfire the evening before and morning yoga. 

Wednesday, November 22, 2017


Today, for the first time, Doug was showing some regret at our never having had a child. 

Of course, the fact that Norah is a perfect little girl had a lot to do with it. 

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Cotton Fields Back Home

No, that isn't snow that you see, it's a cotton field stretching nearly to the horizon. It reminds me of the sunflower fields back home (only different). 

Monday, November 20, 2017

Fun in Alabama

A herd of giant spiders tried to attack Doug and me while we were foraging in the forest for firewood. We fought them off and made our escape with only minor injuries. 

We noticed rather strange flowers along the way as well. 

Mike and Nina have been fabulous hosts so far, we will be with them through Thanksgiving. 

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
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.

Friday, November 10, 2017


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
 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.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Friendly Creatures
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.