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Three weeks in Hawaii

February 20, 2016

Maui:  Is there such a thing as too much fishing?

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First on the list for Maui was a scuba diving trip I had booked to Molokini crater.  We dove the outside wall of the crater and I was treated to a group of giant trevally in the ballpark of 50lbs working the cliff face up and down.  After this spectacle, I started hearing a strange whining sound in my ears.  I looked around and everyone seemed fine.  Then it slowly dawned on me that I was hearing whales!  We had seen some whale activity on the boat ride out.  Another unforgettable scuba experience.  They serenaded us for the remainder of the dive.

Our next dive was near a series of submerged caves that were home to a few remarkably large sea turtles and even a reef shark.

After the dive Ken and I took a lunch break for some outstanding poke.

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We then went to fish a breakwall.  I sent a chunk of fish out to an open, sandy area in hopes to sniff out an eel.

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Then I casted around with a small grub in hopes of connecting with a cornetfish.  It wasn’t long until my eel line received a few tugs and I pulled this knot up:

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After a terrifying few minutes of untangling a knot of line, wire, and eel it appeared it was another undulated moray.

In line with the pattern, there were no other eel bites.  The wind picked up ferociously and we packed it in for the day.  No new species today, but at least I got to play with an eel!

The next day began with another legendary taro-flavored creation.  This was tapioca pudding with coconut and taro flavors.  The absolute pinnacle of what I consider delicious!

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We then drove the road to Hana and, once there, hiked a trail to see some waterfalls.  OI000284 1024x768 Three weeks in Hawaii OI000307 1024x768 Three weeks in Hawaii OI000308 1024x768 Three weeks in Hawaii OI000312 e1458755688231 768x1024 Three weeks in Hawaii OI000314 1024x768 Three weeks in Hawaii OI000315 e1458755705510 768x1024 Three weeks in Hawaii

On the way back I caught a double rainbow!  OI000316 1024x768 Three weeks in Hawaii OI000317 1024x768 Three weeks in Hawaii

We opted to get some rest as we we had a big hike planned for the next day!

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