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.