First thing in the morning, we went to Black Rock
There are lots of fish and turtles at Black Rock
I look ridiculous when diving under
But graceful (and green) once I’m down.
These fish are cool
Right as we were leaving, this turtle visited all the people on the beach
Later, we went to Honolua Bay, with some of the best snorkeling I’ve ever experienced
Just go through the gate, down the path, watch for falling coconuts, wade across the stream, dodge some chickens, and swim out to the reef.
It’s a kinda long swim to the reef, where the water turns light green.
Honolua has CRAZY coral formations
More cool fish
The first turtle was kinda shy
I was using a cheap, snap-on red filter at Honolua, which I now regret
The second turtle was super cool, and let us follow him/her around for a long time
He/she even let us gently touch its shell a couple of times.
Old lighthouse light at the Lahaina history museum
Lahaina banyan tree
Banyan tree detail (see below for panorama)
Cut coral blocks used for building.
The oldest light signal in the Pacific
They all live on a yellow submarine
reconstructed 19th century coral fort
Happy hour mai tais! Happy hour exists in some places!!!
Sunset over Lanai
HDR on the beach break
After getting our mai tais and watching the sun go down, we sat out by the pool and ate our takeout and drank pineapple wine. Last dinner on Maui.
Breakfast from Hawaiian Village Coffee, snorkeled Black Rock, saw lots of colorful fish and three turtles (and missed another one), people diving off the rocks into the water. Went to Honolua Bay (through the trees, past “no sunscreen” and “falling coconuts” signs, down the shaded path, wade across the stream, past the chickens, to the rocky beach) and snorkeled more, saw two more turtles (and swam with one) and amazing coral. Back to hotel to change into “good” clothes for sunset cruise, but it got cancelled. Lunch at Sharkpit Social Club (steak tacos). Did a brief historic walking tour of Lahaina. Got ice cream, then takeout and mimosas from Aloha Mixed Plate at happy hour. Watched the sun go down at the beach across from the hotel, swam briefly, met Laotian immigrant named Suke.