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North America » United States » Hawaii » Maui » Lahaina February 16th 2014

12th February Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii This is our first Tender port. Lahaina used to be a former whaling port, and the channel off the coast as you enter the port is one of the best places in the world to spot humpback whales. It didn’t disappoint, I was up on deck early and within a few minutes had spotted whales close by and in the distance. The sea was alive with them; in the end I went back to the stateroom and just watched them from the balcony until we were ready to leave on our trip. Today’s trip was entitled the ‘Maui Pineapple Experience’ and it did what is says on the tin. After tendering into the small harbour (and it was small) we waited to board our bus. Lahaina was a whaling ... read more
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North America » United States » Hawaii » Maui » Lahaina October 9th 2013

Alright! After 4 wonderful days at sea, we pulled into the old whaling port of Lahaina this morning. The town does not have a dock big enough for the Oosterdam, so they've been tendering us to shore on the life boats. It's slower, but we're here until 11:30 pm so we have time. Walt and I came ashore after lunch and made almost directly for the public library to get caught up on our internet chores - including getting the dates on those pesky blogs corrected. That's what happens when you're at sea, relying on satellite internet connection and it just blops out on you. Walt and I were in Lahaina 20 years ago and it has changed much. Still keeps the whaling village traditions alive for the tourists. We are just wandering around today and ... read more

North America » United States » Hawaii » Maui » Lahaina June 24th 2013

Now up to Wednesday the 19th and the plan was to snorkel at Black Rock however poor viz. forced the travellers back to the pools at the Westin. The rest of the day was spent absorbing the rays and continual dipping into one of the pools and/or the ocean. Due to large and close to shore wave breaks the long experienced symptom of "sand in crack" was experienced by all surf goers. Big $93.00 lunch around the pool and dinner at Leilani's Restaurant with a good sample of a new ale "Dead Guys Ale" brewed by the Rouge Brewing Company of Maui. Thursday - THE GREAT GOLF CHALLENGE EXPEDITION commenced with a 6.45am ferry ride to the island of Lania. Two course for a total of 36 holes. The first course was the Keoloe Experience which ... read more

North America » United States » Hawaii » Maui » Lahaina February 16th 2013

Kæreste og jeg besluttede os for, at tage til Kihei, som ligger ved turtle town og er den hurtigst voksende by på Maui. Vi gik ned til whalers village for, at tage bussen, i bussen faldt vi i snak med et ægtepar fra Minnasota, rigtige flinke og varme mennesker og vi endte med, at tale med dem indtil, at de skulle videre med en anden bus, men inden, at de forlod bussen havde vi udvekslet oplysninger og de havde inviteret os til, at komme og bo hos dem hvis vi nogensinde kom til Minnasota, så nu må vi se om det sker, men vi tænkte, at det kunne være et muligt rejsemål i fremtiden. Vi skulle skifte bus ved et indkøbscenter, i en by som vi ikke kendte, så vi gjorde det mest fornuftige og det ... read more
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North America » United States » Hawaii » Maui » Lahaina February 15th 2013

Så kom en af de dage jeg virkelig havde glædet mig til. En snorkeltur til krateret Molokini. Vi stod op kl.06.00 for at komme til vores tidlige checkin. vi kørte lystigt til Lahaina og fandt ud af, da vi kom til Lahaina, at vi havde taget fejl og, at turen ikke afgik fra Lahaina men fra Maalaea, så nu skulle der køres til, for at vi kunne nå vores afgang. vi nåede afgangen, meen det var lige lovligt tæt på, at vi ikke gjorde det. også her mødte vi danskere og hende som stod for det meste på turen viste sig, at være svensker og skulle studerer i KBH til sommer. meget pudsigt. På turen fik vi serveret frugt og kage til morgenmad og der var igen mange hvaler tæt på. Vi ankom til til Molokini ... read more
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North America » United States » Hawaii » Maui » Lahaina February 14th 2013

Idag gik turen til byen Lahaina. Denne by var en gammel hvalfanger by og den havde beholdt meget af det gamle, Byen havde en masse små butikker, med kendte og mindre kendte mærker, men en meget turistet by, charmerende men turistet. dog klart et besøg værd hvis man er i området. Vi tog med "pacific whalers foundation" grunden til, at vi tog med dem, var for at støtte det arbejde de laver med hvalerne. på en hvaltur, vejret var godt solen skinnede fra en klar himmel og det viste sig, at vi endnu en gang skulle løbe ind i nogle danskere, ja vi kan åbenbart ikke gå fri :) Der kommer omkring 10.000 hvaler onkring Maui i disse måneder inden de sømmer tilbage til Alaska. Vi så utroligt mange hvaler på denne tur, den oplevelse som ... read more
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North America » United States » Hawaii » Maui » Lahaina February 13th 2013

Så kom vi til Maui og min dejlige kæreste kom herned til mig, jeg havde savnede hende enormt meget, så det var en gave i sig selv :) hun havde været på en lille sviptur på små 30timer grundet en forsinkelse.. men hun var frisk da hun kom og gensynsglæden var stor :) vores hotel lå i et område som hender kaanapali, som er et pænt turistet område, men det er flot om hotellet vi boede på var pænt og der var god service. vi havde et værelse med havudsigt.efter vi var tjekket ind gik vi en tur til et område som hedder "whalers village" dette er indkøbs område i still med den dyrer ende af strøget, men flot.Vi slå os ned på en resturent med live musik og udsigt over havet, samt en meget frisk ... read more
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North America » United States » Hawaii » Maui » Lahaina November 24th 2012

So, here we are on our final hours, waiting for the start of our final journey in this adventure. We started the travel 3 weeks ago, but the planning was months in the making. Amazing how all that work has translated into all this. Now, in a few short hours, we will begin the process of taking the final few steps back home, and an official completion of Penny's circle. When we began on November 2, I was just worried about getting out of Smithers, let alone all the dekes and curves that were going to be thrown Penny's way. We both are going to take a lot from this trip, but some things really stood out. We remember the waiter in the Maldives asking if we were Muslims because we refused an offer of alcohol. ... read more
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North America » United States » Hawaii » Maui » Lahaina November 18th 2012

Once we started to board the plane in Manila, Penny knew exactly where she was going. She also knew we had one more flight after this one landed. The destination for PR100 was Honolulu, which told Penny that she was on her way to Maui. After all the posibilities given to her, she was finally going to the destination she thought she would get at the beginning of the trip. When we left Vancouver, she thought we were going west, when in fact we headed east. So, after 10 glorious hours in the air we arrived early Saturday morning in Honolulu. We collected our things, went to domestic, and then caught the short flight to Maui. Once in Maui, we had a car waiting for us and we were off to Kaanapali to stay the week ... read more
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North America » United States » Hawaii » Maui » Lahaina September 26th 2012

26 September 2012 Wednesday. The cruise ship arrived off Lahaina, Maui by 7 am. After breakfast we caught the first tender to the port, and the shuttle to the rental car company. I really wanted to go to the top of the Haleakawa volcano, a National Park, but Mike, Betty, and Linda didn’t think we would have enough time to drive there and back (about 6 hours) before the ship set sail. So I reluctantly gave in. The rental car agent recommended we drive the 90 minutes to Twin Falls on the north side of the island on the Hana road. We got there and found the jungle trail to be very muddy. The girls decided to wait at the car while Mike and I hiked to the falls. In addition to the mud, we also ... read more
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