During our trip in Maui we spent the majority of our time at Kaanapali Beach just north of Lahaina. We spent two afternoons lounging underneath umbrellas, drinking some beers and just relaxing. Nina brought along two pairs of snorkel gear so each couple took turns using them to swim around Black Rock and look at all the fish.
The real excitement happened both days when a few turtles decided to swim close to shore. There was one that was swimming back out to the ocean and swam underneath Joy which surprised her and freaked her out for a second.
Far out into the ocean there were some humpback whales passing by, spouting up water, and breaching a few times too. I had a little fun shooting this photo through my binoculars. Next time we are definitely staying at the Maui Sheraton so that we can just walk out of the hotel and get right on the beach.
Saturday morning I was up early because of the two hour time difference with PST and the kid was up with me. We hung out and watched a little Lilo and Stitch until the sun rose.
Once the sun peaked up over Haleakala all the early risers headed out the small beach just a few feet from our house. Kaylee wasn’t so happy about the loud crashing waves, but the adults had fun in the cold sand and had a little fun with some stop action photography.
For breakfast we always have to go get some McDonald’s Local Breakfast, and we made it worth it by running the 1.8 miles to the nearest McDonald’s in Lahaina. Some people had a little trouble but we made it there in under 20 minutes. This is the first time where the weather has been comfortable enough to actually last that long because normally its too muggy and i have to stop five minutes into it.
I was happy about the spam, eggs, and rice, but what really puts a smile on my face is the fried apple pie, and for this trip they had a fried haupia (coconut) pie as well! We walked off the food walking around Lahaina doing a little shopping before getting heading over to Kaanapali, a few miles north of Lahaina.