Saturday, July 7, 2012

Molokai with Abe and Katrina

Whoa!  The last few weeks have been full of family!  I crossed a social desert, barren seascape with no people at all to come to an oasis of relatives here in Maui.  Abe and Katrina fly out tomorrow, and we had a nice trip together.  First, Dad was here so we went around the island together in a car for three days, and then we went off to see the waters.  Molokini thwarted us (like it thwarted dad) and we sailed over but didn't go near, since the wind was up.  So we headed north and went to this beautiful bay north of Lahaina, where we swam with dolphins and turtles.  Then we went along the north side of Molokai.  Molokai is spectacular.  It is a spectacle to witness, with great cliffs leaping out of the water all along the north side.  The cliffs are draped in green and so close to vertical a gecko would have trouble.  There are  waterfalls cutting small valleys in the cliffs and sharks in the water.  We saw two sharks while sailing along.  We stopped at a place where the river was clean an full of crawfish and Abe and I ran up the river in a rock-hopping race.  It was wonderful place. 
But sadly it was forbidden that we were there.  I didn't know at the time, but found out afterwards.  Then we headed over to Lanai and played in the beach there and now are back.  I made a little bit of a video as well.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Molokai = Kapu

Saw Abe today.