Thursday, September 19, 2019

Followed by a Flounder


Hooray! Even though I've started my full-time office job, I was able to get in an ocean swim after work yesterday. Whew!

This little crab on the ocean floor was being followed by a flounder. The crab would take a few steps, then the flounder would move up behind. Over and over. As I continued my swim I looked for more crabs, and found more flounders as well. It seems to be a thing.


Sunday, September 15, 2019

Dawdle Time

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The Maui Pink Cap swimmers had yet another exquisite summer ocean swim this morning. Although the very warm water took away all motivation for making it a fast swim, it provided the opportunity to dawdle and observe all kinds of critters.

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

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Friday, September 13, 2019

Three Urchins


The ocean was gloriously clear, warm and flat this morning, and I got to see lots of critters.

The bottom photo contains three different kinds of Urchin (Pencil, Collector and Rock Boring) and an Eel.


Thursday, September 12, 2019

Best Show in Town


Last night there was a gray mass of clouds in the sky with only a slight glow on the horizon for sunset, and tonight looked like it would be a repeat.  Wrong! The sunset itself was quite similar to the night before, but afterward the sky lit up and kept glowing brightly for more than thirty minutes.

Yes, we could have sat in front of the teevee for some mindless entertainment, but this was so much better. We were in awe of the show.


Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Something or Nothing


Many days I am not the least bit inspired by the photos I've taken. So I have a choice. Post what I've got (even though they are everyday scenes which don't feel the least bit interesting), or post nothing at all. I'm almost always glad that I post something rather than nothing.


Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Farewell to the Mermaids


Because training for my new job begins full-time this coming Monday, today was my final swim with Maui's Mermaids :'-(

I will miss the camaraderie, the poetry recitals, the Hawaiian chants, and some amazing people.



Sunday, September 8, 2019

Couldn't Decide

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This morning the ocean couldn't decide whether is was going to be clear, or murky, or both at the same time. Nonetheless, it continues deliciously warm.

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


Saturday, September 7, 2019

Glories of Nature


Two nights ago the period well after sunset really lit up after a totally non-descript sunset. And then Jupiter showed up very close to the waxing moon. I'm glad we're making the evening trek away from the teevee set to witness the glories of nature


Thursday, September 5, 2019

Not Very Subtle


Usually, sunsets involve subtle shifts in color and light; but recently they've been far less than subtle. In fact they've been bold and in-your-face.



Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Pretty Mermaids


Maui's Mermaids were few and far between this morning, but I did see lots and lots of pretty fishies.


Sunday, September 1, 2019

The Few


We had yet another small, but high quality, Sunday ocean swim this morning.

In another first for us, we got to watch a Triton digesting a Sea Slug.

And, Doug being Doug, we were inspired to repeatedly splash into the wind.



Friday, August 30, 2019

The Nicest


I meet the nicest people (and critters) out in the ocean. And today was no exception.


Thursday, August 29, 2019

Don't and Don't


I noticed new signs at all of the beach parks this morning listing the various don'ts and don'ts for park use. You would think they could have included at least one "do", such as "enjoy the beach." But maybe that's not allowed either.

We're still having some nice sunsets, especially after the sun has been down for a bit.


Monday, August 26, 2019

Too Much Fun


Only eight of us showed up for the usual swim Sunday, which meant we could be more flexible and go our own ways.

Our tiny fun group explored rocky inlets along the coast and various coral reefs in great detail. I was having such a good time that I forgot to take more photos than just these three.


Friday, August 23, 2019

On a Mission


I got to hang with some underwater critters during my ocean swim this morning, including this little crab which was on a mission to get as far as possible. It wasn't stopping for anyone or anything.


Thursday, August 22, 2019

Only Seven Minutes


What a difference a few minutes make. By waiting only seven minutes, the middle photo sunset transformed into the top photo sunset. Well worth sticking around for.

It was good seeing Mark, Barry and Rupert again this morning.


Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Warning of a Warning


Due to warnings of a High Surf Warning, very few of Maui's Mermaids showed up for an ocean swim this morning. But for those of us who did, we had a lovely time.