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Travel Blogs from Kihei
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Today was another day rising after 9am and if this continues we may have to use an alarm clock to get underway early.
After breakfast we walked along Charley Young Beach to the end where the rocks were and snorkeled the area. I were a little apprehensive with the distance we had to swim but Jackie came up with the comment that ...
... arches, and more. However, as we pulled into the parking lot, we noticed a sign on the gate saying the park was closing in just a few more minutes, and the gate would be locked. We decided to go back tomorrow.
When we got to Hana, we first checked in at our hotel, Hana Kai. It is really nice! Our room is on the ground floor. We have a small kitchen, living room with two couches that make into beds for Stephanie and I, and a bedroom and bathroom. ...
... and of course another turtle!
The highlight of the day though was certainly the a whale watch, within minutes of heading out into the harbour their was a whale spotted, and wow what a treat it was a mum and just a few days old baby, the mum seemed completely unperturbed by us and even swum closer so the captain had to turn off the boat until the mum got far enough away. The baby was constantly flicking his flippers ...
... his excellent drumming skills. Meanwhile the fire show started at the water's edge while spectators photographed Steven in his element! It brought to mind a scene from Paulo Coelho's 'Witch of Portobello'. An enchanted mystical experience.
The spirit of ALOHA was truly alive on that Sunday evening. If you are in Maui, you do not want to miss this party!
... across the ocean, it doesn’t exist here.
The almost 3 hour drive was worth it once we arrived at the black sand beach. I had never seen black sand before and it is so neat. Around the cove there were also "lava caves" created by the water and the once erupting volcano.
The Story of Pele
Pele is well known as a volcano goddess living in the crater of Kilauea on the island of Hawaii. She was one of a family of six daughters and seven sons ...