Sunday, April 18, 2021

Double Greeting


Janet and Patti were welcomed home this morning, not only by the Maui Pink Cap swimmers, but also by lots of turtles and two - count 'em two - manta rays.

Click HERE for lots more photos of today's underwater adventures.



 

Sunday, April 11, 2021

April Swim


Maui's Pink Cap swimmers headed out in waves this morning, even though there weren't many waves to be found.

Click HERE for more of the group and some sea critters too.



 

Friday, April 2, 2021

Daisies Everywhere


After recent winter rains, daisies are shining golden everywhere.

And we are still having our share of glorious sunsets.



 

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Out Like a Lamb


Maui's Pink Cap swimmers closed out March with lots of turtles and even a few spots of clear water.

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Sunday, March 21, 2021

No Disease


Quite a few people showed up for the first swim of Spring. And it was worth it.

As you can see from the bottom photo, there was still a layer of muddy water floating at the surface from last week's heavy rains. But as long as we stayed below the surface, we didn't risk contracting any disease.



 

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Very Quiet


After large turnouts the past few weeks, this morning's count of four swimmers and two paddleboarders was a surprise. Conditions were exquisite and we encountered lots and lots of green sea turtles along the way.

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Sunday, February 28, 2021

Happy Birthday Linda


Maui's Pink Cap swimmers gathered to celebrate Linda's significant birthday this morning the way we best know how, by swimming in the ocean.

Lots of green sea turtles were easy to spot in the gorgeously clear water.

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Sunday, February 21, 2021

Back to Normal


After last week's exciting ocean swim, it felt good to get back to our normal Sunday morning routine. Although the nice clear water was a great change.

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Sunday, February 14, 2021

Thrilling Swim


A lot of swimmers appeared this morning to celebrate Valentine's Day in the ocean. Little did we know what was in store for us...

We were checking out these four Spotted Eagle Rays when suddenly...

Click HERE for our thrill of the year.



 

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Tail and Fin Slaps


While we see lots and lots and lots of whale spouts off in the distance, we are also seeing them up close to shore. We are also seeing lots of breaching (jumping out of the water) and tail and fin slaps.



 

Sunday, February 7, 2021

Happy Birthday Coach Dave


Only a few swimmers gathered this morning to celebrate Coach Dave's repeating birthday. 

Conditions were surprisingly good and we got to watch lots of whale breaches from a safe distance.



 

Saturday, February 6, 2021

Pretty Rain


We actually had a couple of brief rainstorms here on the desert side of Maui this past week.

They were accompanied by some nice rainbows and pretty sunsets.



 

Sunday, January 31, 2021

Sea Caves


The fun group of Maui Pink Cap swimmers changed things up this morning with a swim at Dumps. 

Conditions were great, we got to explore some sea caves, and were visited by lots of green sea turtles.

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



 

Friday, January 29, 2021

Cannot Complain


I cannot, and will not, complain about being stuck on Maui during these unusual times.

We often decompress by watching the sky light up during sunset, plus we have the bonus of being entertained by the antics of whales as they pass by.

Maui no ka oi


 

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Easy to See


Maui's Pink Cap swimmers had nice clear water for the first time in quite a while. What a treat! And because it was easy to see, we spotted lots and lots of turtles.

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



 

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Under and Above the Sea


Despite less than optimal visibility, Maui's Pink Cap swimmers headed out to sea this morning. During one of our breaks we got to watch a Humpback Whale repeatedly jumping out of the water and splashing down not too far away. Underwater we didn't see much, but did have one encounter with a Crown Jelly.

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



 

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Lots of Egrets


We've been having some nice sunsets recently.

Due to too many people not wearing masks on the narrow portion of my favorite ocean walk, I have switched up the route on my evening stroll. One big bonus is that I've discovered the nighttime roosting spot for all the neighborhood's egrets.