Sunday, February 23, 2020

Pre Mardi Gras

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Maui's Pink Cap swimmers began their Mardi Gras celebrations a couple of days early with another excellent ocean swim.

At one point the whale singing was so loud that we were sure the humpback whale had to be only a few feet away, but we never saw it.

Click HERE for more photos from our Sunday swim adventure.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Angel Rays


I've been seeing more than the usual amount of angel rays at sunset recently.


Monday, February 17, 2020

Jay's Birthday Manta Ray Swim

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Yesterday, Maui's Pink Cap swimmers helped celebrate Jay's birthday with the help of two Manta Rays, an Eagle Ray, and a mysterious masked man.

Click HERE for more photos of Sunday's ocean adventure.

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

Where Else


Where else but Hawaii do you get a rainbow on a sunny day with clear skies?

Even though the water was less than perfectly clear yesterday evening, I still managed to get out with the turtles.


Monday, February 10, 2020

Celebration

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Maui's Pink Cap swimmers gathered to celebrate Coach Dave's birthday yesterday as well as Steve, Maggie and Rob's imminent departures.

Click HERE for several more photos from Sunday's Ocean Swim.

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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Passing Whales


Most evenings find us on the shore watching the always different sunset.

This time of year we especially enjoy observing the antics of passing Humpback Whales.


Monday, February 3, 2020

Two Islands

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Maui's Pink Cap swimmers broke into two distinct groups yesterday. One on the island of Lanai and the other in our usual spot. Both groups had a great time.

Click HERE for more photos of the Maui group on Sunday.

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Friday, January 31, 2020

Wait for It


I saw celebrities on my walk yesterday evening. And one of the better sand sculptures to grace a south Maui beach. Plus the wait was worth it since the sky didn't light up until about a half-hour after sunset.


Thursday, January 30, 2020

Heading In


It feels like ages since my last actual ocean swim, but yesterday I got out in spite of less than optimal conditions. After seeing almost nothing the entire length of my swim, I was thrilled when this little guy swam right up to me just as I was heading in to shore.


Sunday, January 26, 2020

In and Out


Big waves translated to not very clear water this morning, which means that most of us cut our ocean swim short. At least the adventure of getting into and out of the ocean was fun.


Friday, January 24, 2020

Fine Dining


Maui's resorts provide the option for some spectacular dining sites. I conveniently did not show the hordes of resort guests all around the area watching the sunset - and the diners.


Wednesday, January 22, 2020

I Hear Singing


Humpback Whales are definitely here in force. I see them every time I go out and sometimes even when I glance out the window. I also hear them singing every time I go into the ocean.

Lots of people are lining up on the shore most evenings for sunset.


Monday, January 20, 2020

Manta Ray Swim

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The Maui's Pink Cap swimmers fun group was treated to an extended swim with a friendly Manta Ray yesterday. And the best part was it kept leading us in the direction we wanted to go.

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

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Sunday, January 12, 2020

No Malcolm

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Very few people showed up to celebrate Malcolm's birthday, even Malcolm was absent. But, despite threatening weather, conditions were exceptional.

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

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Thursday, January 9, 2020

Troubles Forgotten


I somehow managed to get out into the ocean yesterday afternoon during a pause in the winds. Most of the day winds were gusting out of the north, then I was blessed with a half-hour of calm and I made a dash for the beach. Halfway through my swim, gales began blowing out of the south and I struggled to make it back. But I forgot all my troubles when I encountered a Spotted Eagle Ray and several Green Sea Turtles.


Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Newest Toy


This year's new toy on the beach is the hydrofoil motorized surf board.

Or you can always go old-school.


Monday, January 6, 2020

First Swim of 2020


Maui's Pink Cap swimmers started the year off right with a swim at Ahihi. Coach Dave, who just returned from a visit to D.C., said he let out a yelp when he unexpectedly came face to face with Christine in the Smithsonian. Apparently, our group underwater photo is still prominently displayed there, greeting visitors at the top of an escalator.


Friday, January 3, 2020

Final Sunset


 The top photo was the final sunset of 2019.

The other two were after and before.