Sunday, July 15, 2018

Clear and Perfect
The Maui Pink Cap swimmers had extraordinarily clear water for our ocean swim this morning, plus we got to share our adventures with two newcomers.

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Saturday, July 14, 2018


I get home, I look at thumbnails of the photos I've taken during my walk, and I say, "This junk? What was I thinking when I took these photos?"

But I persevere, process the photos, and once again see what I saw when I took them.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Friday the 13th
The only thing scary about today was how ridiculously many Green Sea Turtles we encountered. We truly lost count.

Not only were the turtles not afraid of us, they seemed to be totally oblivious to our presence. We had to keep moving out of their way to avoid being run over.

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

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Hidden Ribs

Except for subtle differences, most of the homes in South Maui are cut from the same pattern. But every now and then one manages to surprise me. This one (top photo) began as a lovely change from the normal - until they divided it into two levels and hid most of the "ribs." Oh well, it still remains a bit out of the norm.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Safely Into Shore

Swimming with Maui's Mermaids is always a treat, and today was no exception. Conditions got crazy on the way back, but we all made it safely into shore. Kenny was a HERO.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Attractive Shade

People were finding the shade to be very attractive this morning.

Oh, and the water too.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Fear of possible Box Jellyfish kept most of the Maui Pink Cap Swimmers out of the ocean this morning, but several of us persevered and had a spectacular swim. And without even the tiniest sting between us.

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Saturday, July 7, 2018

Happy Waterfalls

It makes me happy having so many waterfalls in my neighborhood. Lucky me.

Friday, July 6, 2018

Common Behavior

Yet another thing I have in common with sea turtles (and dolphins and whales) is that we begin breathing out before breaking the surface.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Freak Thunderstorm

I have noticed an increase in women carrying umbrellas while walking on the beach and this one, while stylish, did not seem to perform any real function. But I guess you never know when a freak thunderstorm might pop up...

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

He Has A Point

I don't fully get it, but Doug has always loved the sight of Pu'u Ola'i, the hill just a short walk south of our house.

Yes, the cliffs are dramatic and subtly colorful, and it's kind of interesting the way it stands alone above the surrounding sea and shore. I do enjoy hiking around the hill's base as well as along the loop trail connecting the three summits. The woodland on the east side always offers a cool respite from the tropical sun, and the various caves are pretty neat. 

Okay, maybe he has a point.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Reveal Yourself

I always consider myself privileged when given the opportunity to swim with Maui's Mermaids, and this was one of those wonderful mornings.

Conditions were uncomfortably choppy on the return, so why don't those big waves ever reveal themselves on the photos?

Monday, July 2, 2018

Not Hot

The beaches were packed this morning, and it's not like the weather has suddenly turned hot. I guess people just want to spend time at the beach.

Plumeria trees are all fully in bloom now.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Not the Usual
The Maui Pink Cap Swimmers ventured out of their comfort zone by swimming out to the Aquarium this morning.

Conditions were surprisingly good and we saw lots and lots of fishies along the way.

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