Maui - Day Two
Day Two in Maui. What a gorgeous island this is. Stunning views around every curve, fragrant and colorful flowers along every roadway - a heavenly place.
We didn't sail until this evening, so we rented a car and drove to the other side of Maui with the Robinson's, heading to the Kaanapali resort area. After World War II this area was virtually deserted, but because of its sunny locale and long stretches of golden beaches, it was only a matter of time before the tourists came.
We rented a convertible, of course. Maui probably has the highest percentage of convertibles of anywhere in the world. It's the only way to see the island!
After stocking up on beach supplies at the local Star Grocery, we looked for a beach, finally settling on a delightful piece of sand north of Black Rock. We pitched our beach chairs, laid out our towels, slathered on the sunscreen, and enjoyed several hours of perfect beach life. Donna and Wayne had fun in the surf, and took a nice stroll along the sand. The sun cooperated completely. It was idyllic in every way, the way Hawaii is supposed to be.
Failed to make the correct turn on the drive back to the ship, and Cindy left her purse in the rental car, necessitating a shuttle ride back to the airport to fetch it, but otherwise, no worries. In fact, we dodged a bullet - an accident on the highway we had just travelled resulted in the closing of that road, which may strand any fellow cruisers who left Kaanapali after we did.
Tonight is "dress-up night" on the ship, so we'll cooperate and spiff up a bit. A comedian performs at 7:30, and a 70s music show follows. Last night was a 50s / 60s sock hop. Karaoke every night as well - Steve even gave it a whirl!
For now, however, we're relaxing on our balcony, drinking coffee (or beer, depending on your gender), scanning the open ocean for whales.