Day 43 – La Perouse, Maui ~ Snorkeling


Snorkelers by Steven Lee Smeltzer

Like the heading on this post implies, we went snorkeling—but today appears to just be one of those days. I uploaded my blog photos onto my desktop computer and seconds later the system crashed. It is now at Maui Computer Care and my fingers, legs, and toes are crossed…I’m considering braiding my hair too, hoping that Kim will be able to save my all of our photos (especially of Steven’s art) in iphotos.

Maybe it’s due to the recent solar sun storms. Maybe it’s due to the upcoming Malware virus — in spite of the fact that I have a Mac, not a PC, and that the virus isn’t supposed to hit until Monday. Click HERE for a Malware article.

In lieu of photos of us snorkeling, I’ve opted to post a video I took of our friend Robert. I recorded it back in Sept 2011, when he and his family were visiting, and I was first starting on my yearlong journey of learning to have fun.

Click HERE if unable to view video.

The photos, as well as the video I have posted have nothing to do with this week’s day of “fun”, but they are some of the few items I had saved on my laptop.

Photo taken of me last Sept at Baldwin Beach


Though I have no photos to prove it, the other day, Steven and I headed over to the south side of the island early in the morning to go snorkeling at La Perouse Bay.

It has been quite some time since I’ve/we’ve gone snorkeling and it was a blast. Felt good to be in the ocean and there was a decent amount of fish to see…and be seen by. Didn’t spot any dolphins, so we may try our luck on another day.



A heads up for those of you that have never been to La Perouse; the road is narrow, there are no lifeguards, or toilets, and the shoreline is rocky. The place can get fairly crowded, especially on a nice day.

Snorkelers by Steven Lee Smeltzer

Couldn’t find any great sites about it to pass-on, but HERE is one, so you can see a few photos (& a map) of the area—since I haven’t any to share with you.

All for now. Hopefully I’ll have my desktop computer back before it’s time to blog next week. Meantime, if you have a PC you may want to read the above article on the Malware virus.

Have a great week!




Day 8 of Writer Take Five ~ THE BEACH ~ Ahhh

Now I call that video a tease. Maui is no ka ‘oi (the best)!

Fortunately I was one of the first people to arrive at the beach so I didn’t feel like a complete fool videoing my reflection in the car window.

Baby Beach ~ The perfect place to swim.



There is nothing like swimming in the ocean to clear the mental debris out of your head, and to calm the spirit.



Not much more to say. Was tuckered out and needed a do nothing day and this was a perfect way to spend it. Having fun comes in all shapes and sizes and this one fit me to a tee.







Next week, if Lahaina’s Front Street is happening, the Wicca that I am will be decked out for Halloween.