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Travel Blogs from Maalaea
... left, not to worry). Last night's boys night out left me a bit dehydrated in the cranium area. I slept poorly, dreamt of scorpions and was boiling hot. Woke up before everyone else to rehydrate. The clan woke around 7:30-8:00 and we had a leisurely breakfast. M We then decided to head to Makena State Park beach, or Big Beach for short. It's only a ten minute drive from Kehei, and the drive takes you through scenic ...
... of us before he finally disappeared again.
We got pretty much a full range of whale behaviours displayed - breaching, spy-hopping, pectoral fin slapping, fluke-up dives and peduncle slapping. We couldn't stop grinning when we finally headed back into shore.
In the afternoon we headed back into Pai'ia, this time to check out the shops and eat some tasty food (jalapeno and goats cheese flatbread - yum yum yum).
Sa**************ed into Kihei again (where we'd ended up ...
Our second and official full day in Maui, we drove to the
top of Haleakala – “House of the Sun” (pronounced Hayley-awkah-lah) to see the
sunrise. It was a long journey to the top in the dark with lots of switchbacks
(think sports car commercial with curvy roads) and we managed to make it well
ahead of the sunrise. I’ll add here that it was around 40 degrees at the top
and we were glad to be in ...
... for 600 million dollars, by check. We could see Mount Haleakala to our left, completely clear and free of clouds. We learned this volcano could one day erupt again. Molokini - the island we would be snorkeling around - is a volcanic crater, and is one of the only places in the world that offers snorkeling in a volcanic crater.
Once we were tethered at the island, we listened to brief instructions about snorkeling, then were ready to get in the ...
... in no way betraying that at one time it was the site of Maui's bloodiest battle (Battle of Kepaniwai in 1790), when King Kamehameha fought to gain control of Maui in his effort to unify the Hawaiian Islands. Many warriors were killed, their bodies damming the creek and their blood causing it to flow red.
The park has a short but lovely hike through rain-forest ...