More Whales

Out today on the Mahana Naia for a snorkel trip.  The fish were ... eh...so-so but the whales coming back were crazy good.



Kamaole Beach I, Kihei, Maui, HI


More Whale Tails

More whale tails and a couple of highly manipulated (no shame) 
shots at Kamaole Beach 1 in Kihei, Maui, HI.


Whale Tail

Skeptical at first, Ms Darlene and i took one of those 2 for $30
whale boat tours from Boss Frogg's.

It was packed with people but it turned out well for a 2 hour tour.
We saw lots of whales.


Flying Fish!!!

Calm down, I know it's not a fish.  Darlene and I were cruising the Piilani Highway between Ma`alaea Harbor and Lahaina and stopped off at McGregor Point (lighthouse) to watch a pair of whales show out in front of boats.  This shot was about 500 yards out near a very small boat.

Changes in latitude; changes in attitude.

What a difference in a week and a few thousand miles can make.




Yeeeeee...hawwwww, Bronco Billy Rides Again!!

It seems as if the snow, wind and cold is relentless here in South Dakota.  With temps for the past week that never got above 20°,  all I felt like doing was go to work, stop off at a restaurant near the hotel then head back to my room. 

However...there was this big rodeo and stock show going on in Rapid City so I bundled up in a Pea Coat, down vest, scarf, hat and gloves and braved the -8° for the show.  I sat between two old former rodeo guys who continued to give me blow by blow, hoof to the dirt descriptions of what every rider was doing right or wrong.  This rodeo had laser light shows, high tech clowns and instant playback screens that focused in on the hands of the riders rosining up the ropes and gloves.

This night, the show was on bareback and saddle bronc and bull riding.

Here's a few shots from it all.