Thursday, July 11, 2013

Maui Day 2 & 3

Day 2 started off with us visiting one of the farmer's markets to get our produce for the week.  Afterwards, Jen, Jason, and their mom went looking for a place to buy fresh fish.  The rest of us went back to the house and hung out there.  When the others returned, they went to rent snorkel gear.  One thing we've learned about this particular area in  Maui is that everyday between 3-5ish, the winds really pick up.  It's to the point where if you sit on the beach, you'll end up with sand blown into your hair and face, and it'll stick there, requiring much effort to wash it all off.  Knowing this, for every afternoon, this pretty much became our relaxing time. 

Day 3, we woke up bright and early to make the most of our day.  First up was snorkeling.  We heard from others that the southeastern coast of Maui was great for snorkeling.  The first area we went to was Ahihi Keanau Reserve.  It turned out to be a really rocky area with no beach.  The water was slightly cooler here as well.  We got to see some fish, but not a whole lot.  After a while, the kids wanted to leave, so we went exploring along the coast.

We ended up at south Maui's longest beach, Makena Beach (aka Big Beach).  The waves that day were perfect for body surfing, so that's what we did.
We stopped off at Horhito's Shrimp Taco truck for lunch, pretty much one of the few meals we ate out.  Our favorites were the shrimp tacos and the fish tacos.  Our family got to spend a little bit of time on our own.  We checked out a tourist stand and got to have our first shave ice of the trip.  YUM!
We spent the rest of the afternoon just lounging around at the beach house.


Jamie said...

Oh good times! Randy and I LOVED that beach! We brought a picnic lunch with fresh pineapple from the farm market and spent practically a whole day there...and got shaved ice too! How funny!

JHNickodemus said...

Love the shaved ice! Did yours have beans in the bottom?