Day 12-Molokini Crater and Lāhainā

Last night, Mariella and I went to Grammy awarding Hawaiian slack key music legend, George Kahumoku Jr. and his Slack Key Show Ohana. He and his younger mentored musicians were amazing. He also had a tremendous hulu dancer that was so expressive and graceful. It was a magical evening.

I was up at O’dark thirty to be at a boat that was 30 minutes at 7:15 AM! I was early. Great cup of Maui Roasters coffee. The boat was big and in an hour we were at Molokini Crater. Before we got there we saw whales.

I will upload some images as time allows but internet a little slow. Best snorkeling so far.

I left the boat and scooped up Mariella for a quick walk in downtown Lāhainā. The Old Lāhainā Courthouse was interesting.

It has been a great trip. We leave tomorrow. Peace out Tres dog

Day 11 Kapalua Bay and D. T. Fleming Beach, Maui

Another great rollout of Hawaiian coffee and pastries from our balcony overlooking Ka’

Beach. We would go to Kapulua Bay and I would snorkel and Mariella would walk the beach. Best day so far in the water.


We had a picnic lunch at D.T. Fleming Beach

A great day! Internet still spotty. Other images hopefully later. Boat to Molokini Crater tomorrow. Peace out Tres dog

Day 10-Haleakala Crater downhill to Haiku, Maui

An early out to the bike outfitter in Haiku. Safety video with Helmet and equipment fit. Up we went. Great guide and service. Kimo. I stopped at a lookout before Haiku.


A bike fit at 6500 feet and a fast start downhill.

You are moving so fast that all your attention is on the task. Not a lot of pictures unless you stop and no water bottle cages by design.


Zen mission coming into Paia and The House of Mick Fleetwood.

Bill Clinton signed it.

Great day. Snorkel and picnic lunch on the beach. Slack key music show tomorrow night. Peace out Tres dog

Day 9-Ka’anapali Beach

Featured image of a turtle maybe named Volkswagen.

A very lazy rollout of Hawaiian coffee and macadamia nut banana bread. A couple outrigger canoes teaching the tourists how to paddle. Very Cool!

I went down to the end of the beach called Black Rock to snorkel. Waves coming in pretty good I stayed close to the rocks. It was good. Visibility could be better at times.

Real chill afternoon. Booked a snorkel tour to Molokini Crater for Thursday. Riding the bike down the crater tomorrow. Peace out Tres dog

Day 8-Hana to Ka’anapali Beach, Maui

It is a beautiful morning with a bittersweet goodbye to my new best friend, Snoop Dog. The inn owner’s dog that was the most well behaved dog I had ever met. Peace out Snoop.

Rolled out after a breakfast and a little drag of the feet in town. Magical place. It is probably no longer a secret. Hana’s saving grace it is hard to get to.

The road was crazy going toward Hana. We we’re heading in the other direction. We got to Makawao and went online for restaurants for near me and snagged a reservation at Mama’s Fish House in Paia. Incredible. Best seafood I have ever eaten. Bring your money and don’t rush. Featured image outside of Mama’s.

An interesting drive to Kaanapali.

Will snorkel that point in the morning.

Peace out, Tres dog.

Day 7-Christmas Day in Hana Bay

A brilliant fish plate of Mahi-Mahi grilled from Hana Farms. Another last minute win of Hana Fuda card games over the loveliest of wives, last night. We awoke to the sea.

It was unclear when Christmas Mass would be so we arrived a little after nine to hear ukulele and singing at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. We were very welcomed including featured image. Loved the Hawaiian Christmas tree.

A beautiful morning in paradise. A walk through Hana.

It is Christmas everywhere. Peace on earth and good will to all. Tres

Day 6-Oahu to Maui-The Road to Hana

A nice night at Paradise Bay Resort of Sushi and Hana Fuda card games. Lovely day to take off.

An easy jet hop to Maui.

Rental car grab and down “the road”. Picnic lunch at Garden of Eden. It was!

Rainbow Eucalyptus

The road was incredible.

View from the room

Internet spotty. Hope for better tomorrow. Peace out Tres

Day 5-Oahu-Ko Olina Lagoon#4

Featured image from our neighborhood: Mariella Smith

I went to get a snorkel in after getting skunked out of Hanauma Bay Preserve, twice. Went to Disney’s version of Oahu at Ko Olina. Manicured and ready for mainlanders. They had built 4 or 5 man made place to snorkel from the beach with breakwaters. The private place had to open these to the public after some complaint. It was busy but the water was still kind of moving at the openings. A minute in the water I found some one’s wedding ring. The camera giving me some fits again but got some pics for later. Moorish Idol!

I was not skunked and there were some other fish that I had never seen quite colored that way. Can’t wait to get to Maui and snorkel. $16 bacon and bagel with all the works and back to the room to check up on the commish. She had found the free store.

I went to see the Byodo-In Temple. Buddhist a couple of miles from where we are. It’s a re-creation but, is quite impressive.

Looked like feeding the tarpon at Robbie’s in Islamorada, Florida on Lower Matecumbe Key.

The temple was in a huge cemetery.

Off tomorrow to Maui and the road to Hana and staying 2 nights. Went waaay to fast. Peace out Tres