Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Nicest Ones


I meet the nicest people (and critters) out in the ocean.

The water was clear this morning, and whales could be heard singing loudly, but these three were the only ones I met.


Sunday, February 17, 2019

Absolutely Adorable

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It was great having Paul back swimming with us again this morning.

We also got a new member who was absolutely adorable.

Plus all the usual adventures for a Sunday ocean swim.

Click HERE for more photos from today with the Maui Pink Caps.

http://www.tropicallight.com/swim1/17feb19sm/17feb19sm.html

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Playing Hand Held


I thoroughly enjoy playing around with my little point-and-shoot pocket cameras. Here's yesterday's moon, taken hand-held.

And sunset a few minutes later...

Plus sunset the evening before.


Friday, February 15, 2019

Not Drenched


Even though parts of Maui are drenched with continuing rain (and even some snow at highest elevations), it was sunny and glorious down in my neck of the woods.

What a perfect morning for a swim.


Wednesday, February 13, 2019

All Relative


 The top photo is of Maui Pink Cap swimmers after our Sunday morning ocean swim. Even though we were indoors eating hot Split Pea and Ham soup, we were still chilled through and through.

Meanwhile, visitors to our fair isle were thoroughly enjoying what they felt to be balmy temperatures.

But for us - 70 degrees - [BRRRRR]


Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Not Sure

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I really did not want to go out into the cold and rainy ocean this morning, but sure am glad that I did.

The water was super clear, wind was minimal and we saw lots of critters, including several whales doing repeated pec and tail slaps.

And then the sun came out.

Click HERE for a couple more photos from our morning swim.

http://www.tropicallight.com/swim1/12feb19LP/12feb19LP.html

Monday, February 11, 2019

Rare Snowstorm on Maui


Snow falls and sticks on Maui only once every few years, so it was a huge treat to see considerable snow on the summit of Haleakala this morning. I especially enjoy observing snow when the temperature is in the seventies and I'm wearing nothing more than shorts and t-shirt.

I had to smile when I observed that not a single one of the plein-air painters at Kam III ever noticed the beautiful snowscape which was right behind them.


Sunday, February 10, 2019

Happy Birthday, Rich

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 The Maui Pink Cap swimmers ignored the weather warnings and had a great time in alternating sunshine and pouring rain this morning. Plus we got to sing "Happy Birthday" to Rich.

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

http://www.tropicallight.com/swim1/10feb19LP/10feb19LP.html

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Completed!!!


Hooray! Our federal and state income tax returns for 2018 are both completed and in the mail. I always feel a sense of relief when completing a major chore, and this was a major chore.

So here are some sunsets from the past week...


Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Unexpected Visitors

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Maui's Mermaids were caught entirely by surprise by visits from various wild critters this morning.

While following an Eagle Ray we came upon seven Spinner Dolphins, and earlier were thrilled to notice an extremely rare Hawaiian Monk Seal hanging out beneath us (it was not the baby seal recently seen in the same area).

Click HERE for more photos of the creatures we encountered in the ocean today.

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Love and Lobsters

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The Maui Pink Cap swimmers were sending their love and warm wishes to Liz on Sunday.

Too bad we were in a marine reserve or we could have also sent two big lobsters.

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

http://www.tropicallight.com/swim1/03feb19LP/03feb19LP.html

Friday, February 1, 2019

Beautiful Creatures


I got to swim with a host of beautiful creatures out in the ocean this morning.

I love living on Maui.