|There were several of these police jet skis in the water for hours after the shark attack occurred in front of the building.|
Yesterday early afternoon, as we watched the effects of Hurricane Ana as she bypassed the island of Maui, we were curious as to action in the ocean outside our building. Looking through the camera lens and binoculars, we observed no less than eight jet skis skimming through the water, seeming to focus on one specific area.
|Although it was raining surfers took advantage of the surf generated by Hurricane Ana.|
Curious as to what was going on, we checked the news a while later to find a news article that read the following story we copied from Maui News.
PHOTOS: 12-14 Foot Shark Bites Board of Surfer in Māʻalaea, No Injuries
After that round of excitement and feeling grateful that the surfer was uninjured, we busied ourselves the remainder of the day watching the storm move through our area with torrential rain, winds, and surf. It was an unusual day.
We’ve yet to sit by the pool or spend a lot of time outdoors. The weather report indicates rain for many days to come. Sightseeing is out of the question in the rain when we’ll have plenty of time to explore the island on sunny days allowing us to take good photos.
We’re content, comfortable, and happy to be in Maui. Rain or shine, Maui epitomizes our perception of an island paradise. In the quiet area of Maalaea, next to the bay and situated on the Pacific Ocean, we couldn’t be more in our element especially when the Whales soon begin to enter this area.
|The winds and the rains continued throughout the day but, we certainly dodged a bullet when there was no damage on this island. The Big Island was the hardest hit with some damage and flooding.|
As for the sea turtles, we’ll keep a watchful eye and post photos as soon as we spot them. In the interim, we’re finding pleasure in checking out, “Small Things” which we’ll share tomorrow with some amazing photos.
As we lounge, enjoy great homemade meals, visit our family and friends online, and do general housekeeping, we’re more content than we’d imagined. I suppose it takes being away from certain comforts that inspire one to feel grateful over the simplest of amenities; a TV in the bedroom, a whistling teapot, a large enough bowl to make a salad, a sturdy roomy shower, and…as always, each other.
Photo from one year ago today, October 19, 2013:
|When I heard a noise on the attic level of the house in Kenya, we made our way up the steep spiral staircase to check it out. Alas, this Owl was trapped inside. We called Hesborn to help get it outside which he gladly did in a matter of minutes. For details of that date, please click here.|