Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Whatcha Workin' on Wednesday in Maui

Well, today I worked on my tan. We are Island hopping, that's what they call it here, and we landed on Maui. You board the plane, take off, level out, and begin your descent. A very short flight between the islands. We arrived and checked in to our hotel, The Pioneer Inn in Lahaina on the waterfront. A quaint and very cozy inn. Next on the agenda a whale watching cruise with The Pacific Whale Foundation. We went on this same whale watching cruise last year and throughly enjoyed it. I'm posting a couple of pics.

This was taken on our way back to the harbor, and it appears the whales are heading right for the boat. Near as we could tell it was a mother, a calf (baby whale) and an escort. The baby whale, a brand "New" 2009 model as our guide said, is probably just days old. And the escort, the next wanna be Daddy.
It's awesome when they surface and you can hear the air and see the spout. And then you see the whale gracefully come up out of the water. And if you're lucky you might see a tail. We did see tails, and fins. We were lucky enough to see them breach (jump out of the water) and slap their fins on the surface, many times in a row.

Remember you can click on the pictures to see them full size. It was a beautiful day for a whale watch, despite the one who got sick on our boat.
We met the nicest, cutest couple in our group. Yvonne and Ronald from Zurich, Switzerland. They sat in the front with us. They are on Holiday around the world. A stop here in the Islands and then on to the mainland. We wish them safe travels and look forward to hearing from them soon. And I'll check their blog for the latest updates on the trip.
We'll be heading back to Oahu and our beachside condo tomorrow. They had a tornado on Oahu today, not anywhere near where we stay, but very rare here. More rain and gusty winds are headed for the islands and this weekend could get very windy. Hope you are all warm and cozy, enjoying the nice weather that has been there since we left. It always does that, lol.
Until next time..........Aloha


Karen said...

Hi Bren, so happy you are having a great time and great weather.
The whales are cool is that.
Travel safe.
Hugs, Karen

Jenn said...

I'm jealous...I wanna be in Hawaii! Aren't those whale watching tours the best! I went on one out in San Diego and it was awesome!

Miranda said...

Connor will be excited to see the pics when he gets home from school today. don't forget to work on winning the lottery while you are out there...:)

Rag-a-Muffin Collectibles said...

Oh mannnnn! You are having crazy good weather! Ours was hit and miss (sounds like a penny rug) Our last day in Waikiki was hot sunny and fabby. Wish we were still there!

Have a wonderful vacation! I love Hawaii!