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Day 052

Whale watching at sunrise…

Inside of the boat.  A four phot panorama.

Click a couple of times to enlarge; BACK to return!


Along the rail: DD#2 and the Dailylife Wife.

Look!  A couple of whales!

No, a bunch…five?  Six?  It is a “competition pod”.

That is where a bunch of males show off for one female.  The skanky tease.


Lots of blowing.

And it is close up!

I wonder if those guys are known as the “whale snot” tour?

Great for closeups…hard on the equipment!

Might as well join the parade…

~Curtis in /\/\aui! {!-{>


Day 051

A lazy day in Lahaina.  It’s an Indian…wait…a reworked Harley…no, a Kawasaki Drifter!


License plate art.  Not many /\/\onTana plates in there.


Lahaina Pizza Company.  Still good after three years!


So sweet I had to chase it down for Lugnut!  Note the open windshield…

~Curtis on /\/\aui! {!-{>

Day 050: The Beach!

We did actually have a sunny day on the Beach!

All of us.

All of us AND the beach.

A four photo panorama of the beach.  Click a couple of times to enlarge; BACK to return!

Just the beach.


~Curtis on /\/\aui! {!-{>

Day 050: Whales, at a distance…

We saw lots of Whales on our beach excursion, but they were all near the horizon and a ling ways away.  All 100% crops from the center of the frame!  Click a couple of times to enlarge; BACK to return!

A big splash from the fin…coming up? 

A flipper flop.

A complete flipper flop!






~Curtis on /\/\aui! {!-{>

Day 050

Three views of a rock at the beach.

I did the water on a time exposure.  I didn’t bring my Neutral Density filter to the beach with me, so these are not too long.

1/8s f/45.0 ISO100 300mm for the first one,  1/15s f/45.0 ISO100 300mm for this one, and

1/15s f/45.0 ISO100 300mm for the last one.

~Curtis on /\/\aui! {!-{>

Day 049

Not a lot happening today.  It was rainy, and we had to drive to the airport to pickup the Dailylife Daughter #2.

A rare self-portrait!

We stopped at the Maui Tropical Plantation (I think that is the name…).  It has a tram trip through the gardens, and an excellent gift shop!

Timing was wrong for the tram, so we got some souvenirs.  There is a wonderful smelling restaurant back behind this fountain, too!

(Three photo panorama; click to enlarge, BACK to return!)

An entertainment in the parking lot!  Two chickens on a car!

We got DD#2 and had a great dinner at Leoda’s Kitchen and Pie Shop (again!) we drove back through the rain.  It also started to blow…

Here is a view of my previous lunch at Leoda’s on Thursday…

And just because it was a nice day in Hawaii the Dailylife Wife wore these colorful pants!

(Appropriate sound link!)

All in all a quite,but wet, Sunday.

~Curtis on /\/\aui! {!-{>

The Last of Day 048!!!

There was a lot of whale activity today.  This evening we saw eight or nine breeches in the sunset…too far away for good photos, but big enough we could still see them!

These are from earlier today.  The first one shows just how far away the whales are from our lanai!  And this is a 300mm on a crop sensor!  The second and the rest of the daylight ones are 100%crops of larger photos.








The last photo of the Day.  First, a full photo.

Now, a 100% crop.

It was already dark enough that I could pretty much only see through the camera’s LCD LiveView screen.  The EXIF is 1/8 second, f5.6, 3200 ISO, 300mm Canon70-300 L.  I could still see pretty good through the camera at 6400 ISO, button whales showed up.  The thunder, lightening and rain did.

~Curtis on /\/\aui!  {!-{>

A special edition!

Clouds from the flight over!







The first glimpse of Maui…through the clouds, of course!

~Curtis on /\/\aui! {!-{>

Later on Day 048 (the real one…)!

A whale tale past the palm fronds…

A spotted dove.

I really like the spotted shawl…it sets it apart from the boring doves we have back home!

Lots of birds flying around the resort…all visible from our lanai, if we can stop the whales for a bit!

~Curtis on /\/\aui!  {!-{>

Later on Day 048…

Somehow I am now a day ahead…{!-{P

A butterfly off our lanai.

Palm fronds.

A little blow…

…or a big one way out there…

Going for a dive…it is the big and rare Whale Bunny!

(The three whale photos at cropped but un-reduced in size.)

A two fisheye panorama up the coast about 12 miles.

~Curtis in /\/\onTana! {!-{>