Saturday, August 17, 2019

Great start to the weekend

Now that I have retired, I don't worry so much about cramming a bunch of good stuff into the weekend. But that doesn't mean I don't enjoy good stuff when it arrives.

Today the waves behaved and I was able to spot the frogfish:
You can see its eyes and fins (I think of them as feet with a lot of toes!)

 And the mouth agape:
They are rare and very cool, but they don't react to me as the octopus does. So the octopus is still #1. (Not that it cares. In fact, it would probably prefer that I leave it totally alone. At least I just take pix and don't touch.)

And 3 octopuses:

Here is #1. Which was in the deep side. It didn't move at all, so apparently didn't care that I was there.
Octopus #2:
 This one is the same one I saw the last time I swam. Glad that none of the walkers-on-the-bottom have made it mad yet!

I know where to look for it now. And I stayed over it while the lady and her kid were getting used to their equipment. Didn't want accidental treading upon the octopus.
And #3: 
I also saw this one last time:

 See the nice aqua color? 

I'm not sure how they color just part of their siphon. Wicked clever they are!
 Same octopus, different colors

Sometimes you just don't want to stop taking pictures. But I did eventually leave it alone. Wasn't easy.

Two Brighteye Chromis and a friend
 A big Cornet fish. Probably bigger around than my wrist.
 Christmas Wrasse

Cleaning station duo

Clouds after the rain

 Fishing with your friend, goatfish and trevally And below, the honu

Indopacific damsel
 Sleeping honu KA8
 Leaf fish
 Male box fish

A lone needlefish. Unusual
 Nice shell
 This was probably an octo-den, but the octopus was not at home as far as I could see. Drat! It would have been a big one.
 Palms and clouds

Pencil Urchin
 Purple goat fish
OK, now that I've reported, time for reading and/or nap!

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