Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Tonsils in a Snow Storm

 There were so many micro-organisms in the water this morning that it felt like swimming through a snow storm. Lots of fishies were out binge eating on the yummy particles, and quite a few barracudas were eying the snackable fishies.

Turtles always seem oblivious to everything and just casually swam by, and this Eel gave me a glimpse at its tonsils.

Monday, October 29, 2018

High Maintenance

Lots and lots of coconut tree trimming going on all up and down the shore this morning.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Different Kind of Swim


 The Maui Pink Cap Swimmers had a different kind of swim this morning. We met a friendly Manta Ray early on and swam with it for the next hour. It kept swimming up to our group and flashing us by turning its belly toward us (not normal behavior). What a great way to mark my return to the group.

Click HERE for more fun photos of today's ocean adventures.


Friday, October 26, 2018

Enjoyed the Show

 Last night was a more normal, boring sunset; but I still thoroughly enjoyed sitting and watching the show.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Halloween Ghost

I call it the Ghost Manta because (despite how dark it appears in the photos) it is only light gray, unlike most Manta Rays which are nearly black. It was also unusual this morning because two Remora were attached to it, one on either side of the head.

Also, for a little challenge, find the Flounder in the third photo.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Spectacular Show

Well, the mystery illness that I've been whining about recently, turned out to be pneumonia and bronchitis. I'm only gradually getting better, but at least I'm not praying for death to take me nearly as much as I was last week.

And I'm still managing to stagger out my front door for sunset most evenings. And the show has been spectacular.

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.