Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Old Guys


 The Old Guys were out riding head-high waves this morning along the south Maui shore. There was a fair amount of waiting between sets, but they seemed to be enjoying themselves when one did roll in.


Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Maui Mermaids and Friends

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 This morning Maui's Mermaids were joined by a friendly and playful group of Spinner Dolphins who would not leave us alone.

Finally, we managed to sneak away while they weren't looking.

Click HERE for way too many photographs from today's ocean swim.

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Monday, January 14, 2019

Birthdays on Lanai

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 The Maui Pink Cap swimmers went to Lanai on Saturday to celebrate multiple recent birthdays. Surprisingly there were no major injuries this time around.

Click HERE for lots more photos of our adventures on another island.

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Sunday, January 13, 2019

Pink Caps




Another perfect morning for the Maui Pink Cap swimmers today.

I was surprised that we didn't see any large critters, but there were lots and lots of fishies as usual.

And don't worry, I haven't forgotten the large crew that went to Lanai yesterday. I will post those photographs sometime Monday.



Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Gray and Lovely


Stand-up paddling is often a family affair with children and pets along for the ride.

Some Agave plants have more personality than others.

This morning started off gray and lovely, before becoming sunny and lovely.


Tuesday, January 8, 2019

No Disappointment

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Maui's Mermaids do not disappoint. This morning we saw multiple Nudibranchs, one shy White-Tip Reef Shark, a big Spotted Eagle Ray, and lots and lots of fishies of all kinds.

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

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Monday, January 7, 2019

Lots of Excitement

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 The Maui Pink Cap Swimmers had a thrilling time, swimming with at least six (and possibly nine) large White-Tip Reef Sharks Sunday morning. We occasionally see one small shark, and it inevitably quickly swims away, but these were large and bold.

Click HERE for lots more photos of yesterday's adventures.

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Friday, January 4, 2019

Push Me


We swam out deep this morning where the big ocean waves crash into the lava cliffs and, of course, got as close to the action as we dared. These ladies push me beyond anything I would ever think of doing on my own - and I love it.


Thursday, January 3, 2019

No Spilling


 Our New Year began with a hike along the cliffs just south of our house. In the top photo you see Doug emerging from the largest cave in the cliff face. Even though the A'a lava is brutally sharp, we finished the hike without spilling any significant amount of blood. Yay, us.

This portends an active and exciting year ahead. I can't wait.


Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Happy 2019


 My first swim of 2019 included visits with lots and lots of Green Sea Turtles this morning. They were everywhere and some of them were quite curious to see me in my new wetsuit (many thanks to Doug for the wonderful Christmas gift).