Welcome to Maui! Kerry and I have been here for one week, which is why you haven't heard from us. It takes about that time to decompress, so we decided to stay for two glorious weeks. It is paradise here, so who knows, we may never return.
It's whale season here, and it's work season for Angela in Southern California. The humpback whales migrate every year from Alaska to the warm waters of Maui for mating and giving birth to their young. It looks like whale soup out here! Every morning we enjoy our coffee under a star studded sky, right next to the ocean, feeling the balmy island breeze caress our skin, then start watching for the whale activity as the sun rises. Some of them have gotten within yards of our patio, and when they jump for joy, it is a sight to behold. I know how happy swimming in this warm water makes me feel!
Today we went on not one, but two hikes, lasting for about five hours. First we went to Waihee Trail, then to Waihee Ridge Trail. The first hike featured waterfalls, two swinging bridges and two great swimming holes, complete with a rope for swinging, Tarzan style, into the water. The second trail, is solid climbing, climbing, climbing. It was pretty slippery due to the ever present rain and mist. It really does look like a scene straight out of Jurassic Park. In fact, they did film a lot of that movie here on Maui. We ended up high up in the clouds where the trail ends. If this isn't the Garden of Eden, I don't know what is.
When we returned to our condo, it was time for a nice relaxing Epsom Salt bath for me. Kerry decided to go surfing, since you can walk straight out the door with your surfboard and be in world class surf. I surely did marry a stud. How could I not? I finally found someone who actually wears me out.