Molokini Crater

by chris cunningham

This morning we had to get up early and then drive back towards the airport to catch the boat out to Molokini crater. We were running a little bit behind but the boat was still there when we arrived. After a few drives around the parking lot there was actually a parkingspot right by the check in. So we got checked at the table, hopped on the boat and we were off! It was a really nice morning to go out to the crater to do some snorkeling. It took about 45 minutes to get out there and then we dropped anchor and hopped in the water and paddled around looking at the fishies. One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish. Yes we saw them all. They served lunch with some hamburgers and chicken sandwiches and then we were off to Turtle Town. To see turtles. The weather was really choppy now and after swallowing a little too much sea water we were both feeling a little gaggy. haha When we got to the spot we did see one sea turtle off the side of the boat but I didn’t see anything once we were in the water. Ah well. About 45 minutes later we pulled up the anchor and went home.

We drove back to the hotel and relaxed a bit before going down the road to Lahaina for dinner. We walked around town for a bit and there was a nice sunset and some awful art galleries. We came across a Ruth Chris’ steakhouse and ate there. It was good, I suppose, but I got the I ate too much meat and butter heebee jeebees and felt a little ill afterwards. After dinner we checked out Hilo Hatties and picked up some Hawaiian chotchkies. Mugs, calendars, clothes, picture frames, etc. Must get to bed, because we’re getting up at 3am or something. Ack.