Saturday, October 27, 2012

Day Trip

This was my last full day in Maui and as I mentioned previously I was not able to snorkel, thus, we went to the aquarium.  As it turns it we made a day of traveling around.  We so much driving into so many various parts of central Maui that I wished I spent more time documenting the process.  When you're in the heat of the moment and trying to get to the destination it's hard to see the overall picture.  It would have been fun to see the whole progression of almost driving all the way up to Haleakala.  The family minivan was not able to handle the rugged road too well so we gave up nearly at the end. Maybe next time we'll actually travel on the crater road and head up the into the crater and watch the sunset.  For now enjoy the lowland and the view from above.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Snorkeling and Tropical Fishes

I haven't been really successful at snorkeling.  As it turns out the first time I went snorkel I became very nauseous after 5 minutes and could barely walk out of the water.  I felt like I was on a boat with violent waves pushing me around.  I didn't realized that I was so sensitive to motion sickness but after some research it was a result of the fire ant venom from the day before.  My right foot was covered with boils and blisters from the fire ant bites  and I still went ahead and tried to fit in the snorkeling fins.  Atlas snorkeling was not meant for me even after more attempts to calm my sensitivity but I was still very nauseous immediately into the swim.  For the few minutes that I was in the water the tropical fishes were barely visible and very lackluster.

To combat my inability to snorkel and see the fishes in their natural habitat I went to the Aquarium to see the fishes up close and person with perfect lighting.  These are the results and it felt so much better than wobbling around after a swim and trying to my balance.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Coconut Bonanza

The coconut tree in the backyard can only quenched our thirst for so long.  The family pooled together and went in-land and visited a Hawaiian friend with more than amble quantity of coconuts to go around.