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SCUBA, Bamboo, and Waterfalls

We have had a great couple of days here on Maui. Yesterday, bright and early we were at the wharf in Maalaea and boarded our boat for the day, the Maka Koa. We were greeted by very professional and courteous staff, Mike and Melody. The Maui Dive Shop seem to run a pretty good operation. We had delicious breakfast on the boat and were taken care of all day.

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As well, the rental gear was excellent quality. We dove the 2nd Cathedral first. It was a nice dive with awesome lava formations to swim through and lots of fish to see. This was the first time I had a chance to use my new underwater housing for my Go Pro camera. It performed well above my skill level, so I was quite happy.

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After our surface interval we moved to a dive sight called No Name. I very much enjoyed this dive. The lava formations were very cool and there were even more fish.

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The only bad thing about the trip was the surface conditions. The swells were huge and relentless. This cowboy did not fare so well. Let us just say that after getting rid of breakfast I had a huge appetite by the time I got around to sitting down for supper. Sorry to anyone who may have still been in the water when I cleansed.

Today was another great day. After having a very healthy morning exercising, the group of us headed over to Hana, on the east side of the island. It is about a 3 hour drive from our place, but very worth it. They advertise that there are 617 curves and 56 one lane bridges on the drive in. It is no exaggeration. The drive is awesome, unless you get motion sickness. It was a good day for me, I had it all out of my system after yesterday. Once we got there we hiked the 2 miles in on the Pipiwai Trail to Waimoku Falls. It is a fairly easy hike and spectacular. You go through a bamboo forest which is amazing.

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There is no choice but to get very wet if you want a good view of the falls, but let me tell you the power at the bottom of the falls is awe inspiring! The spray was so heavy I could not see to get any closer. I could just feel the incredibly powerful blast of the wind generated by the falling water. Truly a memory.

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Looking forward to a great day of snorkeling tomorrow.

Welcome to our travel blog. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to say, "I'm out of here?" Well we did, and in 2013 we made it a reality. We sold or gave away all of our possessions other than what fit in our luggage and we set off on an endless adventure. Part of our goal is to share our experiences with others and hopefully provide some information, motivation, or just a moments escape. The general idea was to look for a place that would be ideal to settle down in. However in the meantime it is about experiencing life in different countries amongst different cultures and learning how to understand and appreciate each other. A large part of our time is spent housesitting which provides an excellent opportunity to experience more of the "normal" neighbourhoods as opposed to the tourist locales. Though we make sure to enjoy those as well. So through plenty of photographs and a running commentary come and share with us our life on the road.

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