The moon in the early morning hours. The island in the distance is Lanai.
We traveled to South Maui to a beach that we read was usually not very crowed. Po'olenalena. There was hardly anybody there and it turned out to be our most favorite beach of all.
I was content sitting in my beach chair thinking the girls were playing so well together.
Little did I know they had been arguing the whole time - which led to some tears.
Which didn't last long!
Having Sarah in a life jacket made me feel so much more comfortable at the beach.
The snorkeling at this beach was the most exciting of the entire week - can you guess why?
Sea turtles! We swam with sea turtles!! Or "honu" as the locals call them :-)
The turtles did not care that we were there and swam incredibly close to us! We had to try not to touch them - which is against the law. One turtle surfaced less than 3 feet from me!! There were probably close to 10 turtles swimming around us. It was probably one of the coolest experiences I have ever had!
Wes and Isaac saw a spotted eagle ray.
And a turtle encrusted with barnacles.
And an octopus - which quickly changed colors and hid as Wes tried to dive down for the picture.
A dead eel.
A box fish
Several times during the week a rainbow would appear to remind us that yes - we were in paradise!