Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Crazy Kids

I ran into Matt and Andrea out in the ocean this morning. They were relaxing with what they considered to be a short swim after swimming the entire distance from the island of Lanai to Maui yesterday. Crazy kids!

There were also lots of turtles and an eagle ray, plus all the usual hordes of fishies.


Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Happy Birthday, Doug

Due to a late season south swell, visibility was fairly poor Sunday. But we swam anyway. 

While taking the group photo, many of the swimmers couldn't even see me, but the camera sees all :-)

Click HERE for a couple more photos from our Sunday ocean swim.


Wednesday, September 23, 2020

A Million Years

Maui's Pink Cap swimmers headed all the way up to Honolua Bay this past Sunday to explore some new terrain. It is amazing what a difference a million years can make to how the island looks.

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



Our usually solitary turtles were hanging out together this morning. 

And this ray kept swimming up to me.


Saturday, September 19, 2020

Desert and Jungle

Yes, we have cactus plants growing wild on Maui. They dot the former cattle grazing grounds along with our version of mesquite, the kiawe.

Nice puddle reflections this morning and Shower Trees are still loaded with summer blossoms.


Thursday, September 17, 2020

Wednesday on the Reef

Trumpetfish in general don't hang out with Yellow Tang, but this yellow Trumpetfish wouldn't let them out of its sight.

These two White Tip Reef Sharks were lazing in the current.

And this Spotted Eagle Ray was on a mission.


Sunday, September 13, 2020


I decided to swim closer to home this morning and ran into a couple of mermaids out in the briny. What a treat.


Monday, September 7, 2020

Many Pods

Maui's Pink Cap swimmers were all back at the usual Sunday location yesterday morning. To keep group size down they started out in two separate packs, and then fractured into smaller pods from there.

Some of the pods saw Manta Ray, Eagle Rays and Shark; but I only saw swimmers, fishies and turtles.


Friday, September 4, 2020

Let Sleeping Sharks Lie

I found this spectacular specimen of a Triton's Trumpet on my Wednesday morning ocean swim. I never take anything (except photos) from the ocean, but I sure was tempted.

I also chose to let sleeping sharks lie, and swam with lots of Green Sea Turtles.