Friday, May 24, 2019

Ladies and Dolphins


This morning the ocean was filled with dolphins, dolphins and more dolphins, and two lovely ladies as well.

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


Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Perfect Day


Today was yet another absolutely perfect day in Paradise.

I love living on Maui.


Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Fishies and Turtles


This morning there were lots of turtles and fishies, fishies and turtles.


Monday, May 20, 2019

Lower Premiums


 Lucky Patti!

Today expensive health insurance becomes a thing of the past.

Happy Birthday!


Sunday, May 19, 2019

Lots of Birthdays

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The Maui Pink Cap swimmers helped both George and Patti celebrate their respective birthdays with a lovely ocean swim this morning.

It is a joy being able to once again see long distances through exceptionally clear water, and getting to visit lots and lots of Green Sea Turtles.

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

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Friday, May 17, 2019

Great and Not So Great


The water was clear and beautiful out at the Aquarium this morning, but not so great on the way out or back.

Nonetheless, we were thrilled by a surprise visit from over thirty Spinner Dolphins on our return to shore.


Thursday, May 16, 2019

Going Backward in Time


I forgot to post these photos from Saturday, so here are:

My favorite building on Maui (yes, again - but new photograph)

My buddy, Roscoe, enjoying the Maui shore

Rainbow Eucalyptus tree


Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Photobombing Turtle


It was turtle soup out there this morning. Everywhere I looked there were turtles and more turtles.

At one point after tiring of all the turtles, I decided to take a photo of a school of fish, and was photobombed by yet another turtle.


Monday, May 13, 2019

Delightfully Bizarre


We enjoyed watching delightfully bizarre cloud formations at sunset yesterday.

And then the sky got intensely reddish. I love watching fireworks and sunsets. I say "Ooohhhh" at lot at both.


Sunday, May 12, 2019

Happy Wet Mother's Day

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The Maui Pink Cap swimmers gathered to celebrate Mother's Day the way we know best, by getting wet. Visibility wasn't great, but it was doable and we had lots of fun.

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

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Friday, May 10, 2019

Among the Turtles


Ocean visibility has been quite poor this past week, but I thought it was clear enough for a short swim this morning.

And I'm glad I got out there among the turtles and fishies.


Thursday, May 9, 2019

Horrific Consequences


We skipped mango gathering one day and this (top photo) was the horrific consequence of our negligence.

I pass this beautiful lady (bottom photo) most days on my walk. I told her that I love her sense of style and she replied that dressing up makes her smile. Seeing her always makes me smile too.


Sunday, May 5, 2019

What Storm?

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A storm passed through last night and many of the Maui Pink Cap swimmers were concerned that conditions would not be amenable for an ocean swim. Boy were they ever wrong. We had non-stop sunshine, the water felt warmer, and underwater visibility was better than usual.

Click HERE for a few more photos of this morning's swim adventure.

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Friday, May 3, 2019

I Heard Wrong


When she arrived on Maui last Saturday, my sister informed me that she hated snorkeling.

I must have heard her wrong because I couldn't get her out of the ocean from in front of my house this morning.

Today is her last full day on Maui and I'm going to miss her after she leaves tomorrow morning.


The Adventures Continue


 Thursday my sister, Lauren, and I made the looonnnggg drive to Hana and beyond. In fact we continued all the way around the south end of Maui where I discovered that the paved road goes a lot farther than used to be the case.

We encountered numerous waterfalls which were flowing strongly due to intermittent rain showers, but we also saw lots of sunshine.

 We got to hike through a big bamboo forest, and came across a huge Banyan tree.

We cooled down on our way home with a brisk swim under the falls at Alele.

All in all we had a wonderful day, and I slept really well last night.


Chilly


My sister's first-ever visit to Maui is helping me to rediscover my island home.

Wednesday found us trekking to the top of Haleakala, leaving 82 degree temperatures behind for a chilly 52 degrees at the summit.


Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Braver than Me


My sister and I are continuing our explorations of Maui island, and Lauren is proving to be much braver than I am.

She gamely climbed down a cliff by hanging onto Banyan tree roots and drove around the back side of West Maui. Fun, fun, fun.

I wonder what tomorrow will bring?