Friday, November 30, 2018

Fun at Work

My boss has been busting my chops this week; but that's okay because I love my work.

And, lucky me, I only photograph beautiful properties; which makes my job so very easy.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Tis the Season

Since we don't have snow down here at sea level, we don't have snowpeople, we have sandpeople.

We are used to sightseeing helicopters passing overhead, but this morning we got buzzed down below the treetops.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

No Escape
I can't get away from them. It seems that no matter where I swim these days, I get mobbed by hordes of Spinner Dolphins. This morning more than forty of them repeatedly approached me; I think they wanted to play. Many of them were already playing the leaf game and they wished I would join in.

Click HERE for more photos from today's adventures in the deep blue.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Mobbed by Dolphins
I went out for a short swim this morning and was mobbed by nearly forty Spinner Dolphins. After being approached by them, I floated in place for fifteen minutes while they swam back and forth above, below and all around me. When they finally started to swim away, I made my break for shore.

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

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Working Off the Bounty
The Maui Pink Cap Swimmers gathered this morning to begin working off all the Turkey, Stuffing and more which had been consumed at Thanksgiving feasts. What a perfect day for an ocean swim.

Click HERE for more photographs from today's adventures.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

First Whales

Shortly after sunset yesterday, a mom and baby Humpback Whale swam past me. Hooray! My first sighting of the season.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Thanksgiving Part II

 After a fun morning swim yesterday, I was fortunate enough to experience sunset and moonrise up on the mountain with some of the Pink Cap Swimmers. I'm still savoring the aroma of wood smoke which lingers in my hair this morning.

Lucky me!

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving
I am continually grateful for my amazing life - AND I got to spend Thanksgiving with both Mermaids in the water and Pink Caps on land. How great is that?!

This Crown of Thorns Starfish (middle photo) seemed to be having a Thanksgiving feast as well.

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

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Pre-Thanksgiving Swim

Swim turnouts this week have been really low, but conditions have been great.

We saw a big stream of fresh Octopus ink, but not much else on our ocean swim this morning.

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

Friday, November 16, 2018

Playful Manta Rays
I had the pleasure of swimming with at least two large Manta Rays this morning, and some fun people too.

I managed to get some good photos for a change, click HERE to view a selection.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Too Colorful

These colorful fish (top photo) swam up to check me out this morning. They were so vivid that I had to turn the saturation down before posting them here. I never see fish this brightly hued.

Lucky me, I got to see a rare Hawksbill turtle (middle photo) today.

Finally, this portion of a larger school of Goatfish (bottom photo) must have mistaken me for a predator because they grouped together unusually tightly.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018


This is how (and where) I like to spend my evenings around sunset time.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Maui's Mermaids got to see lots of snail-related critters this morning. We found two Nudibranchs and two of the big Tritons which seemed to be getting intimate with each other.

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

Monday, November 12, 2018

Monday Sunday

It was a perfect beach day for the Monday observance of Sunday's Veterans' Day.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Downhill All the Way
 The Maui Pink Cap Swimmers were very happy to welcome Liz back into the ocean after a double hip replacement.

Conditions were crazy with strong north winds blowing, but we were smart and did the one-way downhill swim.

Click HERE for more photos from this morning's adventures.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Still Warm

I am thoroughly enjoying swimming in the still-warm, pre-wetsuit ocean.

This morning I swam with four sea turtles, one shark (it was too quick and shy for me to get a photo), and lots of fishies.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Election Day Swim
 Maui's Mermaids went in search of a Manta Ray which we heard was in the area this morning, and instead got mobbed by over thirty Spinner Dolphins. They wouldn't leave us alone; each time we would head off, they came back to visit us a little longer.

But, don't worry, we eventually found the Manta Ray.

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

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Small Group - Not So Small Group
Very few people showed up for the Maui Pink Cap ocean swim this morning, but our numbers were soon supplemented by a group of Spinner Dolphins.

They circled us a few times before getting bored with our lack of playfulness.

Click HERE for more photos from today's swim.