Well, after a two year hiatus from Maui we finally made it back. Our gills were definitely dry and it was great to get back in the water. We met up with several friends while there and it made it a truly wonderful trip. The whale whisperer even managed to keep I think the last 2 or 3 whales around Maui there for a great luncheon show. She's too good to us.
We finally managed to get in a snorkel with barefootnAR. I need to keep her around. I think she's a lucky talisman. We found the Kapalua Whitetip shark with her and it never showed back up on our other snorkels there.
Lots of fish pics as usual. A few land shots too. I snuck away for a solo trip to the North side past the blowhole for the first morning. Found a nice spot and there was no sound but the breeze and the surf. I think 3 cars went by in an hour. Certainly a different from a Haleakala sunrise. But the spectacle was just as amazing. The pics don't even come close to doing it justice. The rest are mostly birds, turtles and surfers plus a few from the Iao Valley. We hadn't been up there in years.