We spent yesterday morning snorkeling at Molokini Crater.
We went on a tour with Maui Classic Charters, aboard the Four Winds 2. It was a great morning. The organization and professionalism of the crew was first rate. The boat is a catamaran and was very stable. We never had to worry about spilling our beer once. The water at Molokini was clear with visibility of at least 100 feet. Plenty of fish and some neat sea urchins to check out.
Red Pencil Urchin
On the way back to harbour we stopped off in an area known for its’ turtle population. We saw no less than 6 turtles at least a meter long. Some surfaced right beside the boat, very cool.
We met a fantastic couple from Pennsilvania. It is truly one of the great things about travel is you meet the nicest people when you least expect it.
After several busy days in the sun our entire group crashed for an afternoon nap.
In the evening we ventured out for our first dinner out. Went to a place called Mama’s Fish House. The prices are pretty high, but I have to say the food is phenomenal and the place is very well run, overall I very much enjoyed the experience.
Today is a relax day. Went for a great run before it got hot out than we packed our stuff and headed for the beach. We headed south to Big Beach in Makena State Park and set up on the beach there. I typed most of this up while laying on the beach. Here is the view from my “work” station.
While I was out snorkeling and checking out a few fish I had a huge turtle swim right up to me, it was about 5 feet long. Of course I didn’t have my camera at the time. But I swam along beside it for about 30 meters with it about 8 feet below me. It was incredible, such a large graceful animal.
We went to the Maui Cultural Center to see Russell Peters perform tonight. Hilarious is the only word for it. The opening act was Craig Gass and he was excellent as well. A fantastic end to the day.