Sunday, April 22, 2018

A Better Planet

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 The Maui Pink Cap Swimmers did their bit to make this a better place by doing some reef clean-up this morning.

We also saw an Endangered Hawksbill Turtle happily munching away, as well as other contented Green Sea Turtles.

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

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

All Stuck


For some reason I continue to be completely uninspired to take photographs of the daily beauty around me - well, except for sunsets.

Sooooo, we're all stuck with more of my recent sunset photos...


Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Mers

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 Only a small group of merpeople showed up this morning, but we had a great swim with several turtles and lots and lots of fishies.

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

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Sunday, April 15, 2018

Thin Layer of Bliss

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 Horray! The ocean is finally beginning to warm up. This morning the top two inches were toasty warm, while everything below that was still quite chilly. So we spent a lot of time on our return floating as close to the surface as possible.

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

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Friday, April 13, 2018

Blurred Lines


 I saw lots of fishies and one big lobster on my ocean swim this morning.

Strangely enough, all of the photos came out blurry and I don't know why; so I figured - what the heck - and blurred them even further.


Thursday, April 12, 2018

New Project


I'm having fun working on a large-scale project for a change. I like the grander scope with grounds, pool, buildings, and individual units.


Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Manta Expectations

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 What does it want from me?

That is what I was asking myself this morning as a Manta Ray swam up to me then turned its belly toward me and hung there. It stayed that way for fully five minutes. Did it want me to rub its belly? Try to remove the Remora? Have sex with it?

This was the second Manta Ray to behave this way with me in the past few months.

I also met some lovely people on my swim, both new and old.

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

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Monday, April 9, 2018

Tasty Ants


This Green Anole was happily keeping an eye on lots of tasty ants crawling over a nearby flame ginger flower.


Sunday, April 8, 2018

Glorious


Conditions for swimming were absolutely exquisite this morning: clear, calm and glorious.

I even got to spend some quality time with Kathleen, which was a treat.


Friday, April 6, 2018

Everyone Stands Up


 Everyone stands up. That is the guarantee for anyone taking a surf lesson at the Cove.

All our recent cloudy weather has kept me indoors way too much, but the sunsets have been spectacular.


Monday, April 2, 2018

Bunnies and Fools

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Yesterday's April Fools Day swim saw lots of bunny ears.

We even lucked out and ran into one of our Manta buddies.

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

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Friday, March 30, 2018

Really Lucky


 I went swimming this morning hoping once again to see manta rays, but instead I got really lucky and swam with Mermaids, Green Sea Turtles and lots and lots of fishies.


Thursday, March 29, 2018

Finishing Flights


 It was another normal morning at the beaches today with oceanfront yoga, numerous photo shoots, and hang gliders finishing their flights from up high on the mountain.


Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Manta Madness


 What could be better than encountering one Manta Ray during an ocean swim? Why, two Mantas, of course.

And I was lucky enough this morning to not only see two Manta Rays, but also to spend time swimming with them. They most definitely were not shy and seemed to enjoy the company.


And as the final photo shows, they were thoroughly happy to receive the cleaning services of various fish near the reef.


Monday, March 26, 2018

Jaw Dropper


 Saturday evening we debated skipping the sunset. The sky had been dark and cloudy all day, and was still so, but we decided it would be nice to sit by the pool anyway.

The actual sunset was a bust, and then THIS (top photo) happened after the sun had been down for a bit. It was a jaw dropper.

Last night was much gentler in a pastel kind of way (bottom photo).


Sunday, March 25, 2018

Janet's Birthday Swim

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The Maui Pink Cap Swimmers celebrated Janet's 36th birthday with a lovely ocean swim this morning.

We saw lots of Green Sea Turtles, fishies and several Manta Rays. What a treat!

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

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Saturday, March 24, 2018

Droplets


What with all the recent cloudy skies, I'm beginning to feel like I've been transported to the Pacific Northwest. Making the most of the weather, I enjoyed a walk in the rain this morning with lots of droplets adorning every flower along the way.


Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Farewell Rob & Julie

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Mermaids and Spinner Dolphins said farewell this morning to Rob and Julie on their final day on Maui.

After a moving chant performed out at the Aquarium, even the wind quieted and waves calmed to wish them a tranquil bon voyage.

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

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