With 11 days straight windy days, our arms and bodies were in need of a rest, so Phoebes birthday (Sunday) was declared a rest day. This was booked in months ago to be honest as we were very concious of not boring Phoebe to tears with endless days on the beach while we windsurf. We still get a few complaints from our junior division most mornings as we prepare for the beach, but its funny how she complains and stamps her feet a bit then once we are there plays in the surf, catches small crabs and snorkels for 6 hours, she really is a treasure.
Nice stance. American lady looking for Korean Missiles!
windy day Southside,
So with Phoebe calling the shots for her birthday, Ocean World got the nod. We have been there four times in the last four years and we are never dissapointed with the entertainment and displays they provide. It was soooo windy at Maalea on Sunday, windiest I have ever experienced on Maui, must have been the ventrical effect of the wind funnelling through the middle of the island (this effect is also the reason Kehei is sometimes a better place to sail than the north shore)
Hammertime. Cant touch this!
Austalia's leading Marine Biologist
After being educated about the local marine life and some very interesting talks by the excellent guides at the centre, we ventured out to Lahaina for a bite to eat, Phoebe was keen for a lunch spot we went to last year that had a roof top graden and a live band.
Problem was, the highway to Lahaina was blocked due to a nasty little bush fire, not 200 metres from Ocean World. We had a good view of it all unfolding from the Maalea harbour carpark and stood helpless as the fire destroyed a house and some beach side pergola's. The fire departmant really had their hands full, what with cars everywhere on a busy Sunday afternoon, as well as ridiculously strong winds whipping the fire in all directions. The fire department even called in the water chopper, quite a frightening ordeal. We havent heard too much since it occured, apart from a few accounts of miracles as fire went right around their properties.
So with Lahaina out of the picture we headed to kehei for a bite to eat at a Mexican place on the main drag. I think it was called 'Freds', I dont know too many mexicans called Fred.
Mama's Fish House beach, not a bad little spot for snorkelling and a recap from Ocean World.
Phoebe in snorkelling mode,
Sailing yesterday (Monday) was crazy winds, gusty 25-40 knots at times, so was a frustrating over powered struggle, but no complaints, we all learnt something. Hoping today will be a little more subdued. From where I sit now, it looks like a 5.2 day :)