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SNUBA in the morning, Kihei & Wailea in the afternoon

Up early to get ready to drive to Ma'alea to catch the Four Winds II by 7:00am and a snorkeling excursion to the crescent-shaped volcanic crater rim-island of Molokini. However, the winds were from the north, making the waves at Molokini too high, so we went to an alternate site for a couple of hours where some of us tried a mini-version of SCUBA called SNUBA, where you breath through a regulator, with the hose tethered to an air tank on a small raft on the surface. We also saw several whales on the way out from Ma'alea & some sea turtles swimming in the ocean on the way back.

Below - Sea turtle off Ma'alea. Sea turtles don't move as fast as whales and are easier to photograph.

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In the afternoon we continued past Ma'alea, turned right and drove a few miles south through the Kilhei and the very upscale Wailea.

Back in Lahaina by late afternoon. Another cruise liner, a Holland Amertica ship, sitting off Lahaina. - a long line of passengers in the harbour going through a security check before being tendered back to the ship. Glad it's not me.

Dinner was a Luna burger at the Cool Cat Cafe in Lahaina. Our server was from Colorado.

Hopefully, off to Moloka'i in the morning.

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