Sunday, December 30, 2018

Even Better

This morning the Maui Pink Cap swimmers met for their final ocean swim of 2018.

I don't know how 2019 could possibly be better than 2018 was, but I'm willing to find out.

Friday, December 28, 2018

I Went Mine

Apparently, this group of Spinner Dolphins has been around all week but only chose today to swim with me.

They were very quiet and swam up to me two or three times before going their way while I went mine.

I love living on Maui.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Short Commute

Many of the Maui Pink Cap Swimmers gathered for sunset and bonfire up on the mountainside yesterday. What a great way to end the day.

This morning a couple of guys took the quick route down from even higher up on the mountain. It looks like it was a fun commute to the beach.

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Visit from Santa

 Santa and Mrs. Claus stopped by to visit the Maui Pink Cap Swimmers at Lynne's and DB's fabulous post-swim brunch today.

What a wonderful group of people (almost none of whom will be on the "naughty" list this year).

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Witnessed Cheesecake

No, I haven't taken to photographing models, nor have I begun doing sexy (or otherwise) portraits. But I do like sharing what I see on my morning walks and swims. And recently, I've been noticing more and more girls doing glamor poses while their friends and mothers take cell phone photos of them.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Repeated Back Flips

A Manta Ray did repeated back-flips for my entertainment this morning - well, also to make the most of an abundant food source.

I also got to see my very first-ever Spanish Dancer, a nudibranch whose gyrations as it moves through the water resemble those of a long-skirted dancer.

Oh, and eleven Spinner Dolphins made a single pass up to, and then by me as well.

Not a bad swim adventure.

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Play Day
 Besides all our usual goofing around, the Maui Pink Cap swimmers got to play with a Spotted Eagle Ray, numerous Green Sea Turtles, and lots and lots of fishies.

Click HERE for more photographs of our Sunday morning adventure.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Another New Record

Earlier in the week, Maui's Mermaids discovered a record number of giant Nudibranchs gathered together; but that record was broken this morning when we found four, all in the same area.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Completely Invisible

Due to strong trade winds this morning, fine rain extended way out to sea for a huge rainbow. My sunglasses made the rainbow completely invisible, but when I saw lots of people looking in that direction I knew to take my sunglasses off - and there it was.

I'm beginning to temporarily lose interest in sunsets, so I'm pointing my camera at different subjects while out each evening.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Attack of the Giant Nudibranchs
This morning's ocean swim with Maui's Mermaids brought us up close and personal with not one, but three large Nudibranchs.

 Click HERE for more photos from today's adventure.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Not Stranded

 What could be better than yoga on the beach (well, except for a sweet roll and cup of coffee)?

They sometimes look stranded, but turtles often like to bask in the warm sun.

And, of course, another boring sunset...

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Clear Clear Clear
The Maui Pink Cap Swimmers enjoyed unusually clear water for their ocean swim this morning. We also saw more Sea Turtles than we could count and two Sharks as well.

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

Friday, December 7, 2018

Makes Me Happy

Lucky me, I got to swim with an endangered Hawksbill Turtle this morning. Knowing that there are still some left makes me happy.

Goatfish blend in with their surroundings so well, that it's always a surprise to me that they are so colorful.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Colorless Turtle

Another beautiful morning for an ocean swim today.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Stay Here

Who wouldn't want to spend their vacation here?

I have been doing some photography for a vacation rental company (Private Paradise Villas) and I would love to stay at any of their amazing properties. 

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Early Visit from Santa
Santa took a break from his Christmas preparations to swim with the Maui Pink Cap Swimmers this morning.

We also got to swim with two Monk Seals, a Manta Ray, a Hawksbill Turtle, a Green Sea Turtle, and huge numbers of a variety of tropical Fishies.

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