On the beaches

On the beaches

Across Maui we swam in three very contrasting beaches. One hippy and rocky (Olowalu). One commercial and picture-perfect (Kapalua, pictured above). And the third isolated and unspoilt (Hāmoa).

Now we understood why even Californians would take their vacations here; the water was a marvellous temperature, so much warmer than in the Golden State. However the heavy swell and surf make swimming difficult. So it was particularly great we were able to do some snorkelling.

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On Kapalua beach with Sparky, Pam, Lori and Hanush. Sparky and Pam very kindly lent us their snorkels
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Hilary with San Francisco based Laura and Halina. They were staying at our campsite and recommended we go to Hamoa beach. We were able to pass on our tent to them, since we’re not taking it to Oz
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Five of the world’s seven species of sea turtles reside in Hawaiian waters, but only the endangered Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle is a common sight. It’s better off than most of the other Green Sea Turtle populations because it nests on uninhabited islands, well away from egg collectors and predators
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