Sunday, September 29, 2019

Final Swim of September
 Muddy runoff from a recent rain had the Maui Pink Cap swimmers wary of poor ocean conditions this morning. We needn't have worried - the ocean was spectacular and we had a great time.

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Sunday, September 22, 2019

Final Swim of Summer
 Autumn begins tomorrow, so Maui's Pink Cap swimmers made the best of the deliciously warm summer ocean water.

Not many showed up due to the monthly jellyfish calendar, but we didn't suffer a single sting between us.

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Friday, September 20, 2019

Bride in the Bushes

I had to look twice. Was there really a bride hiding in the bushes? Yes, she was wanting to make a dramatic entrance to her beach wedding.

Clouds were far more dramatic than usual with unsettled late summer weather.

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
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.

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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
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.

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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.