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

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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.

http://www.tropicallight.com/swim1/16nov18manta/16nov18manta.html

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

Typical


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

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Slugfest

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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.

http://www.tropicallight.com/swim1/13nov18LP/13nov18LP.html

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

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 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.

http://www.tropicallight.com/swim1/11nov18sm/11nov18sm.html

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

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 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.

http://www.tropicallight.com/swim1/06nov18LP/06nov18LP.html

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Small Group - Not So Small Group

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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.

http://www.tropicallight.com/swim1/04nov18LP/04nov18LP.html

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Love Those Falls


I love the fact that I get to see multiple waterfalls every time I take a walk through the neighborhood.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Big Boy


I've seen this BIG Barracuda on my past few swims, but today was the first time it let me get somewhat close. I was actually glad that it didn't let me get any closer. Because it was BIG.