We spent nearly all day at the beach yesterday. We started at Wailea and snorkeled for an hour or so. This is a great place to snorkel, but the sea was pretty rough and the visibility wasn’t great. After lunch and shave ice in Kihei, we went down to Big Beach (Makena). The waves here were large, but breaking right on the beach, so they weren’t ideal for body surfing (our objective). We spent a long time just floating over the large waves anyway. We enjoyed the sunset on the beach there and then went back to Lahaina for shopping and dinner.
We went to church in Lahaina today and then went on a hike to the blow hole. Last time we came here, we just went to the overlook (Jen was pregnant and in flip flops). This time, no baby in the oven and tennis shoe-clad feet. So we made the hike down. It was pretty cool. There’s a large lava flow you hike over and around to get to the coast. The water is so blue and pretty and the waves are enormous. Great hike!