Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Snorkelling, windsurfing and Sunrise at 10,000 ft!

Busy week! We made the most of the no wind days by visiting Lahaina (a nice little surf town) and snorkelling at Molokini, a volcanic crater just off the coast. The snorkel trip was amazing, we saw so many tropical fish and at the second stop, 'Turtle Town', saw about 5 turtles! The day was perfect for it, no wind and such clear water-amazing! We also had a trip up Haleakala-the 10,000ft volcano. True american style you could drive the whole way up! But we were grateful as we left at 2.30 in the morning after 3 hours sleep! It was a full moon with a little cloud, perfect conditions. We returned from the volcano at about 7.30, so went back to bed and got up later for breakfast, very surreal! Here are some pictures from the trips:

Swimming out at Kuau, hair still dry!

Catching a few waves-this day was really gusty and I was pretty overpowered on the wave! Not the best day we have had at this spot...

Full moon up the volcano at about 4 on the morning.

This was still night time, but the longer exposure on my camera picked up quite a lot of light and some blue, even though we could only see darkness!

Wrapped up in a duvet watching the sunrise. It was way colder than I thought and I stupidly only brought flip flops. Was rocking the flip flops and stripy socks look but still had numb hands and feet!

Skating off the edge of the world!

Stef kick flipping

The massive tree in Lahaina!

A crab shot on the beach. It took me so long to get as the crab was so skittish every time I moved it would run back in its hole!

The snorkel trip to Molokini-again an early start, about 7 in the morning! Soooo glassy!

Drinks on the boat on the way home:

Some snorkelling shots from Molokini and Turtle Town:

You can just make out the turtle bottom left:

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