We are about to start our third full day here in Maui. We have done quite a few things so far and I thought I’d share a couple of photos. The weather has been beautiful although today is calling for rain which I’m hoping is done by evening because we have the luau tonight.
Yesterday we had an incredible snorkeling adventure. We signed up for a tour which was just the 5 of us with a guide. We spent a few hours going over equipment and studying about the different types of fish we would see. When we were all comfortable and ready, we donned our wet suits, masks, fins and snorkels and went out in the ocean. Leah was dying to see the green sea turtles and we were fortunate to not only see a dozen of them but to swim with quite a few. We were the only ones out there and the turtles didn’t seem to mind one bit. I wish I had photos but we had the underwater video camera with us instead…but the instructor had a camera and got a picture of Lindsey with a turtle just inches from her. He is going to email me that picture and I’ll share when I have it. It was an amazing day for us. This photo was after we were finished. I love the shark warning in the background!
After the snorkeling we headed to Lahaina and did some shopping and eating on Front Street. The girls have been picking up fresh plumeria flowers and sticking them in their hair! Here they are and a picture of the ocean from Front Street as well.
The first day we went to the beach and on the way home, we took a little drive and saw a lot of what looked like beautifully tilled dirt waiting to be planted. This rich, brown color went on and on.
What we discovered was that this wasn’t beautiful soil, it was all lava rock from the last erupting volcano on the island! When we looked up close, we could see the texture of rock. I don’t have the photo handy but up in the mountains, we could see the cylinder cone from that volcano.
There’s much to do and my family is waiting on me but I’ll leave you with this….wish you were here!