Today is Monday and we have had quite the weekend. I’ve been sharing some pictures through Facebook and Twitter so you might have seen these earlier but not all of them! We received the pictures from our snorkel guide of the beautiful green sea turtles. You can see how close they are to Lindsey. We had to try very hard not to attract them to us because in Hawaii, there is a $10,000 fine for touching these lovely creatures. The oils in human hands cause tumors or growths to grow on the turtles where they are touched. It’s sad that some people ignore this and touch anyway. We tried to be good stewards while out there snorkeling. At times I felt the turtles starting to rise up under me and I would have to stay still with hands by my side in case it came up far enough and touched me. The guide told us just to be still until the turtle passes. Here are some pics from the snorkel trip.
Yesterday we took the Maui Pineapple Tour. This company produces the Maui Gold Pineapple which we would never see on shelves on the East Coast. We took a drive into the pineapple fields where we learned quite a bit about this fruit. We each received a pineapple boxed up to take home so now we have 5 pineapples in the condo! We’ll be eating some at the beach today. We sampled 3 varieties and toured the facility. We even got to eat one like a popsicle.
In the afternoon we rolled the dice and took the trek up to see Haleakala which is the crater from a volcano. 5 years ago when we were here, we drove up twice only to find the crater filled in with clouds. We could not see any of this at all. Yesterday it was cloudy as we drove and then right at the top, the clouds opened and we got an eyeful of this wonderful site.
We attended a luau a few nights ago and here is our family photo….
Our Hawaiian Adventure Part 1 is the post previous to this one.
Have a wonderful day!