Saturday, August 18, 2018

Different Shots


I got a couple of interesting photos on my walk along the shore this morning.


Thursday, August 16, 2018

On the Move


This Flounder was constantly on the move this morning - otherwise I never would have noticed it.

It was quite unusual to see a live Helmet Shell on its side, but it was much more photogenic this way. Plus, like the Flounder, I never would have noticed it otherwise.


Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Sweet Generous Julie


 Our "Julie" mango tree is spilling over with ripe mangoes right now. We collected this bowlful just today.

I scooped almost three quarts of juicy fruit and used half of that for a delicious cobbler which we ate after dinner tonight. Yum.


Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Clearing

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The ocean water is finally, finally clearing up after over a week of poor visibility. Finally!

I wasn't the only one happy about the improved conditions, Maui's Mermaids were also quite pleased.

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

http://www.tropicallight.com/swim1/14aug18LP/14aug18LP.html


Monday, August 13, 2018

In Spite

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In spite of terribly poor visibility yesterday, the Maui Pink Cap swimmers ventured forth in search of clear water. And succeeded, to a limited extent. 

But it really didn't matter. We manage to have fun no matter what.

Click HERE for more photos from Sunday's ocean swim (including our newest addition).

http://www.tropicallight.com/swim1/12aug18sm/12aug18sm.html

Friday, August 10, 2018

Hazy Joy

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In the aftermath of Hurricane Hector there are still some big waves rolling in and stirring up the ocean floor, so visibility wasn't too hot this morning. In fact I almost got out of the ocean, but then I was briefly visited by about eight Spinner Dolphins including a cute little baby dolphin.

Click HERE for more photos from today's brief encounter.

http://www.tropicallight.com/water/dolphins/10aug18dolphins/10aug18dolphins.html

Monday, August 6, 2018

Off-Island Adventure

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 Yesterday, a bunch of Maui's Pink Cap Swimmers headed over to the neighboring island of Lanai to celebrate Anne's birthday.

After a challenging swim around Sweetheart Rock, and out into deep water, we devoured delicious chocolate/coffee cake. And took naps. A full swimmers triathlon (swim, eat, nap) was successfully achieved!

Click HERE for lots more photos from Sunday's adventures.

http://www.tropicallight.com/swim1/05aug18lanai/05aug18lanai.html

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Amusing People


What I found amusing on this morning's walk was watching this older woman clearly checking out the young muscle guy.


Friday, August 3, 2018

Blood in the Water


I watched as this Spotted Eagle Ray munched on a large broken piece of coral this morning. Then, suddenly, a large amount of blood began billowing into the water, and the ray swam quietly off. I guess the hunt was successful.


Thursday, August 2, 2018

Nicest


I meet the nicest people out in the ocean. And that's a good thing too, because a group of dolphins swam right by us without even stopping to say, "Hi." What snobs!


Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Stone Arch


 The resort beaches were crowded this morning with the back-to-school countdown nearing zero.

Stone stacking is popular and, while this example did not reach the dizzying heights of many others, I was impressed by the stone arch.


Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Mermaids and Dolphins

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Maui's Mermaids were greeted by a large pod of Spinner Dolphins this morning. The dolphins repeatedly swam up to our group, then swam away, only to return time after time. What an amazing experience.

Click HERE for more photographs from today's ocean swim.
http://www.tropicallight.com/water/dolphins/31jul18dolphins/31jul18dolphins.html

Monday, July 30, 2018

Love to Laugh

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Yes, we are a playful bunch who are easily entertained. I love how much the Maui Pink Cap swimmers laugh every single week, and yesterday was no exception.

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

http://www.tropicallight.com/swim1/29jul18sm/29jul18sm.html

Friday, July 27, 2018

Bold Lobster

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 This morning, Maui's Mermaids traveled into deep water which was much calmer than I expected.

On the way we visited with a bold Lobster and checked out the deteriorating remains of a baby Whale.

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

http://www.tropicallight.com/swim1/27jul18ahihi/27jul18ahihi.html

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Moonrise


The moon always looks so much larger as it approaches the horizon, and last night was no exception as we watched it rise.

Earlier in the week the beach was covered with hundreds of Portuguese Man-Of-War.

Yes, the cord which attaches a board to your ankle is called a "leash", but this woman took it quite literally this morning.


Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Turtle and Fishie Friends


 The recent spate of south swells have abated and I once again felt comfortable getting out into the ocean for a morning swim today.

This is where I belong, among my turtle and fishie friends.


Monday, July 23, 2018

Purdy


 Offering a couple more recent purdy sunsets. No two are quite the same.


Sunday, July 22, 2018

Exact Opposite


Underwater visibility couldn't have been any more different this Sunday from how it was last week. Last Sunday the water was so clear that I felt like I was flying though the air, not swimming through water. This week we could barely see each other and the only critter we saw was a single Green Sea Turtle.

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