I plan to do some snorkeling while we're here, but I haven't done any for several years. So early this morning we drove south past Lahaina to Olowalu, a beach recommended by a friend of our host.
As an aside, almost everybody we have met through our friends is at least a generation younger than us. They have all been drawn here by the climate and lifestyle. The unifying factor seems to be surfing. There's Tim from North Carolina who works as a roofer and car mechanic when he's not surfing; Kyle from Texas who does some house renovations when he's not surfing; Melissa from Ontario who cleans houses and condos when she's not surfing; Tiffany from New York who works at two restaurants when she's not surfing; Michael from Arkansas ...... well, you get the idea.
Last evening one of them mentioned an old couple driving a car - "they must have been 60" - who caused a traffic problem along Hwy 30. Hey, I remember 60 - it was a few years ago.
Olowalu beach was almost deserted and it was a great place to try out and adjust my equipment. Shortly after 11:00am we packed up & headed off to Kapulua Airport to meet one of my two younger brotherts, David, & his partner, Marcel. They decided to come to Hawaii when they learned we would be coming to Maui. David & Marcel have been in Honolulu for four days, are on Maui for the next five days, before returning to Honolulu for a short visit and then back to Canada.
We were happy to greet David & Marcel & drive them into Lahaina to their hotel. As a bonus their room at the hotel came with a parking pass, which we will use for the next five days. Parking is always at a premium in Lahaina.
Below - David & Marcel at Kapalua Airport
For dinner we went to the highly recommended Mala Ocean Tavern.