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Travel Blogs from Kihei
Today was another late start with us leaving the Unit about 10.20am. We decided to visit the southern end of Maui and bought a daily bus ticket for $4.00 when we got on the Bus
(route nr 10).
We were trying to get to Makena which is the southern most point for the bus but when it got to stop at Wailea it turned around and started north. Aside from being surprised we decided we would now go sight seeing and try and get to ...
... when we wake up. That part didn’t feel like Hawaii at all. But when you’re at a high altitude (4,000 feet) and on the rainy side of the island, that’s what you get.
We decided not to take the twisty, turny road back to Kona to get to the airport. Instead, since we had time, we thought we would go toward Hilo and see what we could of the rest of the island, even if most of it would be by car.
This side of the ...
... Eden as the day was getting a bit late and two long windy roads in one day was enough.
We stopped in at Hookipa on our way back to see some surfers in action, this was excellent and just what we had been hoping to see, the surf was not huge but it sure was wild.
Back at the hotel we treated ourselves to dining at Serento's - and incredibly classy restaurant right on our beach where mains were between $30-$50US needless to say we are not quite into spending that ...
... breech by the dozens and seeing schools of dolphins swim by. Not too many places I've been where you can see that!
Kapalua is the next major beach north and is a nice quiet beach. This is the domain of the Ritz Carlton, a massive and lovely resort to which kudos should be given for moving the plans for the building back from the ocean to preserve a historic Hawaiian ...
... animal species in the world. Their overall population is in decline.
They are solitary animals, (like some monks).
The Hawaiian monk seal is Hawaii's official state mammal.
Hawaiian monk seals reach reproductive maturity at 5 or 6 years old.
Monk seals usually sleep on the beaches of the Hawaiian Islands, sometimes for days at a time. Since they are now ...