Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Once a Year


Memorable dates, such as the spring equinox, are a prime time for weddings which are being performed all along the coast today.

The full moon also occurs today - this was the moon as seen from my house two nights ago.

And, I spy with my own eye pink cap swimmers swimming by.


Tuesday, March 19, 2019

More Than Fifty

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Maui's Mermaids received a surprise visit from over fifty Spinner Dolphins as we returned from our swim to the Wall this morning. It's always a joy to visit with our dolphin friends.

Click HERE for a few more photos of our adventure ocean swim today.

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Monday, March 18, 2019

Indoors or Out


 Some photographs absolutely need to be in color (top photo) and others work well in black & white.

The seaside chapel at the Grand Wailea will soon be torn down to be replaced with more revenue-producing oceanfront rooms (middle photo).

Wouldn't you rather be married on the beach anyway?


Sunday, March 17, 2019

St Patrick's Day Surprise

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Some of the Maui Pink Cap swimmers decided to avoid the windy conditions at our usual spot and do some exploring.

We headed out to the Pinnacle, then braved the unknown by swimming through the previously unconquered cave in the Wall. Whoo Hoo! First time experiences all around!

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

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Saturday, March 16, 2019

Three Items


1) Perilous Sunset Watching Perch

2) Another Perfect Morning Today

3) One of Many Waterfalls in My Neighborhood


Friday, March 15, 2019

Very Stange Floaty


I was invited out on a boat with friends this morning and got to swim with a White Tip Reef shark.

Also, we discovered this floating in the water where a group of Pilot Whales had recently been feeding. 


Thursday, March 14, 2019

Subtly Sublime


 Sunsets have been ranging from subtly sublime to in-your-face outrageously vivid; and that's okay with me. Bring it on.

This was one of the nicer shoots of an expectant mother that I saw on my morning walk today.


Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Pat and Krysta

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 Swimmers Pat and Krysta visited us from the far off island of Oahu this morning, and drove straight from the airport to one of our swim spots.

We saw lots of fishies, a lobster, an octopus, turtles, and upon special request a manta ray.

Click HERE for several more photos of our fun ocean swim today.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Bye Bye Patrick


This morning was Patrick's final swim of the year with Maui's Mermaids as he heads back to his home on the mainland.

Fishies abounded and Al even consented to posing for my camera.


Monday, March 11, 2019

One for the Ages


Last night's sunset (top photo) was one for the ages. 

The recent sunsets have been getting progressively better and better, and last night's topped them all.

I wonder what tonight will bring?


Sunday, March 10, 2019

Spring Forward and Fall Behind

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Much of the country set their clocks forward last night, which means that Hawaii is now an extra hour distant from all of them.

Perhaps because no clocks were changed here, lots and lots of swimmers showed up for an ocean swim this morning. And spirits were riding high.

Click HERE for lots more photos of fun with the Maui Pink Cap swimmers.

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Friday, March 8, 2019

Shy Away


What a beautiful morning for an ocean swim. This large Spotted Eagle ray kept avoiding making eye contact, but this young Green Sea turtle was not nearly so shy.


Thursday, March 7, 2019

Wonderfully Unique


Every sunset is special in its own way. Even the boring ones.

Some put on the best show fifteen minutes before sunset, others right as the sun drops below the horizon, and some well after the sun has been down for a while.


Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Mardi Gras

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Maui's Mermaids were joined in celebrating Mardi Gras and Brook's Birthday by brief visits from some Spinner Dolphins and King George.

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

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Sunday, March 3, 2019

Happy Birthday, Linda

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 This morning the Maui Pink Cap swimmers celebrated Linda's in-absentia birthday with a swim in the glassy calm waters at Keoneoio.

We also mourned the seasonal departure of Bonnie.

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

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Friday, March 1, 2019

All Mine


Lucky me. This morning I had the upper portion of Twin Falls entirely to myself.

The two streams were flowing heavily and my biggest challenge came when the mud refused to give me back my slippahs. Fortunately, walking barefoot works just fine out in the rainforest.


Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Swimming with Mermaids


It was another perfect morning for an ocean swim with Maui's Mermaids today.


Monday, February 25, 2019

Who Will It Be?


Every year this grassy lawn in Wailea is transformed into an outdoor concert arena, and every year no one knows who the big name entertainer will be. I wonder who it will be this year?

Pleine Air painters were out again on Thursday taking advantage of cloud textured skies (they were once again cloudless this morning - see top photo).

And one of our best sunsets recently was last week at the end of a rainy day.