Thursday, October 18, 2018


I may not be able to do much with this cold/flu/whatever that has had me down -- but I have been able to walk out my front door for a few sunsets recently.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Just Try

It has been more than two weeks now of suffering through this stupid cold, or flu, or whatever; but I still managed a brief foray into the ocean this morning. Just try and keep me out.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Look Back

It usually doesn't occur to me to watch the waves rolling into shore from underneath, but this morning I happened to look back at exactly the right moment and I enjoyed what I saw. So...I'm sharing a bit of that experience with you.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Looking Down

Sea Turtles always seem so laid-back, but they do love to play in the waves.

Underwater Crabs work quickly to bury themselves when anyone gets too close.

Most swimmers and snorkelers don't notice Needlefish because they hang right on the surface, and everyone always seems to be looking down.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Rare and Remarkable

Here is a rare and remarkable sight: a lineup with more wahine than kane. 

And, of course, yet another perfect morning in paradise.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Not So Sick

After a week of being too ill to do pretty much anything, I managed to get out in the ocean for a very, very short swim this morning. Thank goodness the water is still so wonderfully warm; there's no way I would have gotten in otherwise.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Back When

I've got a cold or the flu or some such nonsense, and am stuck inside, so I decided to enjoy some moments from our time in the Rockies last month. Back when I was actually enjoying life.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

No Hurricane but Too Friendly Turtles
We encountered way too many, way too friendly sea turtles this morning. But that's okay because swimming conditions were perfect and we had loads of fun.

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

Friday, September 28, 2018

Deep Blue Surprise

Look who I saw out in the deep blue this morning. What a pleasant surprise.

And there were lots of fishies along the way as well.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Hanging Around

Nice place for a hammock!

Perfect Maui beach day.


Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Worth It

I really struggled to keep up with Maui's Mermaids this morning, but it was worth it.

Conditions were surprisingly good and we saw lots of fishies, and even a couple of turtles.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

First Swim of Autumn
This morning the Maui Pink Cap swimmers had perfect swimming conditions and encountered lots and lots and lots of turtles.

We also got to celebrate the return of Maggie and Colin, as well as the recovery of Liz.

Click HERE for more photos of today's adventures.

Friday, September 21, 2018


Omilu (top photo) always seem to travel in gangs, and strike me as a pack of thugs.

I got to see several Green Sea Turtles on my swim this morning and lots of other fishies as well.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Amber Century

This Orchid Tree was seeping some really interesting sap.

I've never seen a Century Plant flower up close before now.

This half-coconut seemed to be collecting little treasures.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018


I am always happy to see an endangered Hawksbill Turtle on my morning swim.

I also saw several other turtles, including a Green Sea Turtle which was emulating the Hawksbill in the way it was feeding.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

After Olivia
Down here on the South shore of Maui, Tropical Storm Olivia was yet another non-event. This morning the ocean was clear, calm, warm and beautiful.

I am so happy to be back on Maui, even though the places and people I visited the past few weeks were wonderful; but, there's no place like home.

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

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Glorious Water

If you look closely behind the pine tree at the top of the falls, you will find Doug precariously perched near the edge. 

We also hiked to some stunning lakes yesterday. We had the very BEST time. 

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Fall Colors

We crossed the continental divide yesterday on our way to Rocky Mountain National Park. Brrrrr. 

Fall colors are popping up here and there. 

We hiked uphill (and uphill and uphill) this morning to a couple of Alpine lakes, but weren't quite up for any swimming.