Nick here, writing to you from Kaanapali Beach in Maui. Christina is packing warm clothes for our trek up the Haleakala crater tomorrow, so I’ve been asked to fill in. We had an exciting day exploring the western side of the island. Our first stop was Black Rock, a location known for having great snorkeling, marine life, and a large black rock. We were not disappointed. Visitors looking for a thrill will scale the rock formation and jump more than twenty feet back into the ocean. Not being in a thrill seeking mood, Christina and I elected to take pictures and move on to more sightseeing.

The surfer dude we rented snorkeling equipment from recommended a drive up the north shore of Maui to the Nakalele Blowhole. It’s kind of like Old Faithful only it is on the ocean and erupts every 2-3 minutes. The drive there was interesting with narrow roads and one lane bridges cut through the mountains along with some road construction. I managed to get us there in one piece however.

We ended the day by the pool and had a great dinner at Roy’s on the golf course. So now it’s off to bed, we have a 1:40 AM wakeup call to catch the sunrise on Haleakala.

 

Aloha and good evening.

Black Rock from the beach

Black Rock from the beach

Drive through the jungle to Nakalele Point

Drive through the jungle to Nakalele Point

One of the many rustic warning signs along the way

One of the many rustic warning signs along the way

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Managed to find road construction even out here

Managed to find road construction even out here

 

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